Worker’s Compensation for Maritime Workers

Speaker: Stephen Koerting, Attorney at Kelly, Remmel and Zimmerman Law Firm, Portland, ME. Description:  Stephen Koerting will be our guest speaker for this webinar. Attorney Koerting works primarily in the field of maritime and admiralty law, personal injury and civil litigation. He will help you understand how  federal maritime laws affect your patients’ compensation and … Read more

Prime Health Services WC Addendum

Maine Practice Management Network Members: If you received the attached letter recently (or receive one in the future) from Prime Health Services, Inc. asking you to sign an Addendum to your Participation Agreement for workers’ compensation, it is because Prime thinks you have a contract with them to take a discount on your workers’ compensation … Read more

Client Alert: MedRisk & OptumHealth

RE: Confidential Attorney-Client Correspondence about MedRisk/OptumHealth Deceptive Trade and Unfair Claims Handling Practices in Maine MedRisk, Inc. has been calling PT providers after the PT gets a referral for a work comp case and telling the PT that they have to send their claims to MedRisk and get pre-authorization for treatment. On the cases I … Read more

The Benefits of Having a Good Private Practice PT

In winter, Maine farmers sow relief for the aches and pains that grow all year: How a new generation of farmers takes care of themselves, with yoga, physical therapy and common sense. Simons & Associates client, Ken Simons, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, was quoted throughout this fantastic article in the Portland Press Herald on Jan. … Read more

Workers’ Compensation Petitions for Payment

If your Maine Workers’ Compensation claims have been repriced and you did not get paid your charges or the applicable fee schedule, whichever is less, you can get paid.   It’s easy! Simons & Associates Law will represent you in a Provider’s Petition for Payment for a contingency fee (see details below).  To begin the process, simply … Read more

Deceptive Trade Practices by Workers’ Compensation Payers and “PPO Networks” Grows Worse!

Over the last two years, the problems with workers’ comp claim repricing have grown tremendously.  I’m sure you’ve heard me say many times, scrutinize every single payment you get from all payers on workers compensation claims!  Even if you haven’t yet had a problem, chances are you will or you already have and just haven’t caught it.  I’ve handled approximately 100 cases for  different providers recently and the deception and violations of law, in my opinion, could not be more egregious!  Payers for these cases have included . . . .

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Independent Contractor Test for Maine – Effective 12/31/2012

Maine law requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for all employees regardless of the number of hours the employee works, including insurance for you as the owner unless you file a waiver with the Workers’ Compensation Board.  If you are using or thinking about using independent contractors so you won’t have to provide workers’ … Read more