Archive for September 2012

Claims Adjuster Training Needed

Adjusting skills are decreasing in the industry as more senior, experienced staff retire and fewer new people are entering the claims industry.  The CLM and its member organizations (M Marsh is a fellow in CLM) recognize this as a challenge to the long term health of the industry.  Midland Claims Service, Inc has long been […]

Absurdity – Montana Supreme Court Rules on IME Rights 9/11/12

The Montana Supreme Court pulls another “…really?…” moment. In Lewis v. Macek OP-401 9/11/12 the court found that in a UM claim the insurer does NOT have the right to request or compel a psychological examination for a condition (chronic pain) that physicians on both sides of the case say may be caused or exacerbated […]

Health and Human Services Secretary Announces Compliance Date for ICD – 10

Health and Human Services Secretary Announces Compliance Date for ICD – 10 On August 24, 2012, Health and Human Services, (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of a rule that makes final a one-year proposed delay—from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014 in the compliance date for the industry’s transition to ICD-10 codes. […]