NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.
Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.
A federal court has reigned in Medicare’s overambitious reimbursement demands. Medicare sought reimbursement of entire medical bills where there were mixed diagnosis codes, some for the workers’ compensation injury and some which were unrelated. The court held that once non-work related diagnoses were identified, it became Medicare’s burden to show that the charges were related to the workers’ compensation injury. The case was decided under California law after the court held that Medicare Secondary Payer Act does not preempt state law. While the court’s holding is not binding in Texas, it relied on a decision that is. CIGA v. Burnwell, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. LEXIS 1681.