WASHINGTON – Several states will have to revisit their Medicaid reimbursement rules after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that set an automatic reimbursement rate for third-party tort awards as preempted by the Medicaid Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the federal Medicaid Act preempts a North Carolina third-party liability law authorizing the state to recoup as much as one-third of any medical malpractice jury award, regardless of how much of the award was designated for medical expenses by a judge or jury.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure designed to streamline the Medicare Secondary Payer reimbursement system.
Driving a car solely for the purpose of going work constitutes “regular use” under an insurance policy exclusion that bars underinsured motorist coverage, a Pennsylvania appellate court ruled.
A New York woman who claims she sat unattended in a hospital for hours while medical personnel negligently failed to diagnose her heart attack has won a $126.6 million jury verdict.
A woman who suffered a severed spinal cord and traumatic brain injury in an ambulance crash that occurred while she was 7 months pregnant has been awarded $117 million by a Louisiana jury.
A group of former National Football League players and widows have filed a multidistrict negligence suit in a Pennsylvania district court alleging that the league failed to give them proper training and treatment to prevent concussions during their careers playing professional sports.
WASHINGTON – Workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined to a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 workers in 2010, according to recent statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
WASHINGTON – Legislation that would speed up the rate at which Medicare and its beneficiaries are reimbursed for costs under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) system has been introduced in the Senate.
WASHINGTON – During oral arguments Tuesday in Smith v. Bayer, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court questioned whether a federal court had the authority to stop a state court from certifying a class action when the federal court had already denied certification in a similar case.