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Monthly Archives: November 2016

New Regulations Introduced with Regard to Handling Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Claims

New Regulations Introduced with Regard to Handling Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation insurance benefits are granted only after a comprehensive medical records review, and this benefit program is governed by various regulations. The types of workers’ compensation coverage required varies with each US state, which makes it very important for employers to check their policy and ensure that it is properly endorsed for the states … Continue reading New Regulations Introduced with Regard to Handling Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Claims

Law Limiting Attorney Fees in Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases Struck Down

Law Limiting Attorney Fees in Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases Struck Down

Workers’ compensation cases are difficult to prepare and win especially with the challenging medical record retrieval and medical records review processes involved. The entire process involves a number of man hours on the part of the attorney and his staff, and it is only reasonable that the attorney receives reasonable compensation. It is in this … Continue reading Law Limiting Attorney Fees in Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases Struck Down

Workers’ Compensation Fraud – a Real Concern

Workers’ Compensation Fraud – a Real Concern

While the workers’ compensation program is a great support for injured employees and is awarded only after a detailed review of all relevant medical records, it is unfortunate that fraud is rampant in connection with this program. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide injured workers with the treatment they need to recover from a … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation Fraud – a Real Concern

Is Social Security Disability Benefit Taxable?

Is Social Security Disability Benefit Taxable?

The SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) program for workers who experience a severe disability, which is awarded on the basis of a comprehensive medical records review, pays them monthly income and also includes incentives to return to work if they recover. Is this income taxable? Most people believe that since they have paid into the … Continue reading Is Social Security Disability Benefit Taxable?

Veterans Disability Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Benefits

Veterans Disability Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Benefits

The Veterans Administration disability compensation program pays benefits to veterans who contract a disease or incur an injury that is connected with their military service. Medical records review to develop medical evidence such as the degree of impairment, disability and functional limitation is an important step in the disability claims process. Usually a disability examination … Continue reading Veterans Disability Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Benefits

Are Americans with Rare Diseases Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Are Americans with Rare Diseases Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Reviewing medical records for disability claims related to rare diseases can be very challenging with a time-intensive medical record retrieval process from multiple providers across multiple specialties. Many people are concerned whether rare diseases qualify for disability benefits. These may be very serious and prevent the afflicted person from working. The Social Security Administration grants … Continue reading Are Americans with Rare Diseases Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Tampering with Medical Records Can Have Grave Legal Consequences

Tampering with Medical Records Can Have Grave Legal Consequences

Medical records are sometimes intentionally falsified for various reasons, and any tampering is revealed through an exhaustive medical records review. Whatever be the reason, anybody caught for tampering the records will have to face serious penalty. Medical negligence occurs in a number of medical settings with statistics showing that more than 400,000 Americans are killed … Continue reading Tampering with Medical Records Can Have Grave Legal Consequences

Stay Abreast with Social Security Changes for 2017

Stay Abreast with Social Security Changes for 2017

Providers of medical review services for disability attorneys need to keep updated with the latest announcements from the Social Security Administration and this is something we are very diligent about at MOS. In their recent Fact Sheet for 2017, the administration announced that the maximum amount of wages in 2017 subject to the 6.2% Social … Continue reading Stay Abreast with Social Security Changes for 2017