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Medicare and Workers’ Compensation Conflict

The Medicare Secondary Payer Act continues to complicate the workers’ compensation process.  Essentially, the Act requires that any treatment for a workers’ compensation injury or disease be provided and paid for by the WC payer, with Medicare serving as a … Continued

The “Ideal” Job for a Workers’ Compensation Adjuster

Recently, we read an article that gave us encouragement in the workers’ compensation claims business. The article, “The Ideal Workers’ Compensation Adjuster Job”, was written by Michael B. Stack, CPA, a principal in Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Midland Claims Service, … Continued

Marsh to present at CLM Claims College September 2014

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 29, 2014 Mr. Michael Marsh to Speak at the 2014 CLM Claims College Mr. Michael Marsh, President, Midland Claims Sevice, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® will be a speaker at the School of Worker’s Compensation.  The Claims … Continued

Montana WC Costs Continue To Rise

Yep, Montana remains one of the most expensive Workers’ Compensation states in the United States…and while safety messaging from Work Safe MT has been helping to further the trend of declining claim frequency, a number of challenges continue to combine … Continued

Hail Storm Hits Billings – May 18, 2014

Billings was hit with a moderate hail storm Sunday evening, approximately 5 pm on May 18, 2014.  Hail was pea size to golf ball size.  Moderate damage has been noted all over the city.  Significantly larger hail was noted to … Continued

Bill Zachry and Internet Explorer in BusinessInsurance.com

From Business Insurance, advice from the Feds to not use Microsoft Internet Explorer until security hole is patched. And on the cover, our friend and well-respected collegue William M Zachry (Risk Manager of the Year). http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20140428/NEWS07/140429844

Montana – Costly Results

Montana is well known as a difficult jurisdiction for property, casualty and workers’ compensation claims.  Not only is the Supreme Court one of the most liberal (pro plaintiff) in the nation, they aren’t afraid to make ‘new law’ at times. … Continued

RMIS Risk Manager of the Year – Bill Zachry

Congratulations to the RMIS Risk Manager of the Year Honoree, Bill Zachry!  We have known and worked parallel to Bill since the late 1980’s.  He has always been a kind, thoughtful professional in an otherwise challenging business…workers’ compensation claims.  Mr. … Continued

Use of Medical Case Managers (Nurses) and Fees

Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® has for over a decade approached the use of nurses on workers’ compensation claims as a common sense tool in the adjuster’s tool box.  Unfortunately, the practice of retaining and working with … Continued