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CMS to Demand Section 111 Reporting of Funds Set Aside for Future Medicals in Workers’ Compensation Settlements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding the existing Section 111 reporting process to capture information on all workers’ compensation claims involving Medicare beneficiaries that receive a settlement (i.e., TPOC) and funding for a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA), regardless of whether the workers’ compensation settlement was reported to CMS under the […]

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General Legislature Passes Significant Changes to Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law

By Allen C. Smith, Brooks P. Miller, Julianna Grant, and Austin R. Walsh On September 22, 2023, Senate Bill 452, An Act to Make Various Changes to the Insurance Laws of North Carolina, to Amend the Insurance Rate-Making Laws, and To Revise High School Interscholastic Athletics, was presented to Governor Roy Cooper for signature. Because […]

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Maintains $750.00 “Low Dollar” Reporting Threshold

The SMART Act requires CMS to annually review the costs associated with the collection of Medicare conditional payments and set forth a threshold amount applicable to settlements, judgements, awards, or other payments (TPOC amount) for which it will not seek recovery. The threshold amount for 2023 was $750.00. On February 14, 2024, CMS announced the […]

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Rob Wilson Appointed as Hedrick Gardner’s Raleigh Office Managing Partner

January 2024 — Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP is proud to announce Rob Wilson has been appointed as the firm’s new managing partner of its Raleigh office, effective January 1, 2024. Wilson will succeed Patricia Shields, who has served as managing partner since 2021. In his new role, Wilson is committed to continue the […]

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Confirms Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Rules Regarding Mandatory Insurer Reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHP)

CMS held a webinar on January 18, 2024, where it provided clarification of the rules regarding the issuance of CMPs for late Section 111 reporting of the ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM) and total payment obligations to a claimant (TPOC). The PowerPoint presentation should be posted on CMS’ website in two weeks. In sum, the […]

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Hedrick Gardner Announces Attorney Promotions

North Carolina – January 2024.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of five attorneys to special counsel across the firm’s offices. “We are proud to recognize the hard work and client dedication this group of attorneys has demonstrated,” said Hedrick […]

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Judge Linda Stephens Receives Distinguished Honors Alumni Award from the University of South Carolina

November 17, 2023 — Hedrick Gardner is thrilled to announce that Judge Linda Stephens from our Raleigh office has been honored with the prestigious Distinguished Honors Alumni Award from the University of South Carolina. This recognition stands as the highest honor bestowed upon graduates by the esteemed institution. Judge Stephens, during her time at the […]

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CMS to Demand Section 111 Reporting of Funds Set Aside for Future Medicals in Workers’ Compensation Settlements

By Shannon Metcalf The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding the existing Section 111 reporting process to capture information on all workers’ compensation claims involving Medicare beneficiaries that receive a settlement (i.e., TPOC) and funding for a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA), regardless of whether the workers’ compensation settlement was reported to […]

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Fostering Excellence: Two-Day New Associate Training

In the fast-paced world of legal practice, staying ahead of the curve and fostering a culture of excellence is vital for any law firm. To achieve this, Hedrick Gardner’s Associate Development Committee recently organized an enriching two-day training program for our new associates. This training is an introduction to workers compensation and civil litigation practice, […]

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Hedrick Gardner Recognized as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2024

November 2, 2023. Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP received several top rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2024 “Best Law Firms” report. The firm received Tier 1 regional rankings, the highest category awarded, in eight categories. The full firm report is as follows: Metropolitan Tier 1 Charlotte: Raleigh: Columbia (SC): Metropolitan Tier 2 Charlotte: […]

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