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  • BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH AN EXPERIENCED THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR (TPA)

    BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH AN EXPERIENCED THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR (TPA)

    Insurance carriers administering automobile no-fault and workers’ compensation claims that encompass claimant use of durable medical equipment, prosthetics and orthotics services (DMEPOS) find themselves facing several challenges, especially in regard to claims involving multiple services and treatments.   The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is utilized by providers to code services and equipment used in claimant treatment regimens and request payment from insurance companies.

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  • PROPROSED AUTOMOBILE NO-FAULT REFORM & CLAIMS COST SAVINGS

    PROPROSED AUTOMOBILE NO-FAULT REFORM & CLAIMS COST SAVINGS

    In recent months, a bill for automobile no-fault reform in the state of Michigan was introduced into the legislature. Key highlights of the proposed reform according to the Detroit Free Press included a call for reduced auto insurance premiums with a reduction ranging from 20 to 50 percent over a three-year period and a cap on medical fees for

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  • THE LIFE CYCLE OF A CLAIM

    THE LIFE CYCLE OF A CLAIM

    Automobile no-fault claims contain many intricate details and as an adjuster, you are responsible for indemnifying the claimant. Your role also entails an additional task that can be difficult: ensuring an exceptional claimant experience throughout the entire life cycle of an auto no-fault claim.   A common fact remains that automobile accidents occur rather frequently. In fact,

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  • AVOIDING PRESCRIPTION ERRORS WITHIN NO-FAULT CLAIMS

    AVOIDING PRESCRIPTION ERRORS WITHIN NO-FAULT CLAIMS

    Automobile no-fault claims that pass across an adjuster’s desk contain a myriad of injuries and a wide variety of treatment options and recommendations. Not uncommon among many no-fault claims is the use of prescription drugs to treat injured claimants. The involvement of prescriptions necessitates that adjusters must work with not only the injured claimants but that they also work

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  • ACHIEVING EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR MICHIGAN AUTO NO-FAULT CLAIMANTS

    ACHIEVING EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR MICHIGAN AUTO NO-FAULT CLAIMANTS

    Automobile accidents occur frequently and claimants experience both minor and catastrophic injuries stemming from auto accidents. In fact, the Association for Safe International Road Travel states that over two million people are disabled or injured in auto accidents in the United States each year. According to the Michigan State Police, there were over 74,000 auto-related injuries in 2015 in the state of Michigan alone. Insurance carriers face some challenges when it

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