If you are in New Jersey and a workers’ compensation insurance company denies your request for a second opinion, you should consult an attorney before doing anything else. Don’t go to your own doctor or a specialist without seeking assistance. If you go forward without legal advice, you may be on the hook for unexpected medical bills. Once your private health insurance realizes your injury is from a workers compensation claim, it may not pay for the second opinion or treatment and you may be personally responsible for the bill. An experienced attorney is more likely to get approval from your insurance company or justify the use of an outside physician who may then be paid under your claim. Attorney’s fees for workers compensation claims are done on a contingency basis so you can concentrate on your health during the legal process and not on paying attorney’s fees. … [Read more...] about Think You Are Entitled to a Second Opinion Under New Jersey Workers’ Comp? Think Again.
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Key DefinitionsTelemedicine is broadly defined as the delivery of a health care service using electronic communications, information technology, or other electronic or technological means to bridge the gap between a health care provider who is located at a distant site and a patient who is located at an originating site. The term does not include “the use, in isolation, of audio-only telephone conversation, electronic mail, instant messaging, phone text, or facsimile transmission.”Telehealth is defined as the use of information and communications technologies, including telephones, remote patient monitoring devices, or other electronic means, to support clinical health care, provider consultation, patient and professional health-related education, public health, health administration, and other services.Asynchronous Store-and-Forward is defined as the acquisition and transmission of images, diagnostics, data, and medical information either to, or from, an … [Read more...] about New Jersey’s Telemedicine Law: What Providers Need to Know
The complaint seeks injunctive relief and other relief pursuant to the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act for the harm that Insys’s conduct caused New Jersey’s residents. The Attorney General also seeks relief under the New Jersey False Claims Act for the financial harm to the state. The complaint also notes that New Jersey state employee health benefits plans paid approximately $10.3 million to reimburse Subsys prescriptions between 2012 and the third-quarter of 2016. The State Worker’s Compensation Program paid another $300,000. … [Read more...] about New Jersey Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer
Though Haber and Mather decline to offer details of upcoming initiatives for framing the issues, they don’t deny the group is going on the offensive. And the AAJ has plenty of arrows in its quiver for upcoming initiatives to demonize corporations and their leaders. Some of the outlines of what is to come, though, can be divined from points they make in interviews, from a newly released communications plan and from the group’s first ever “issue advertising” during recent congressional elections. The ads attacked Republican candidates’ ties to big oil and pharmaceutical companies. (The group previously was involved in issue advertising only as part of coalitions.) … [Read more...] about New Name, New Strategies
Earlier this year, the New Jersey Supreme Court made it more difficult for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors. In Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, 220 N.J. 289 (2015), decided January 14, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that under New Jersey law, the “ABC” test derived from the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Act, N.J.S.A. § 43:21-19(i)(6), governs whether a plaintiff is an employee or independent contractor for the purpose of resolving claims brought under the New Jersey Wage Payment Law, N.J.S.A. §§ 34:11-4.1 to 34:-4.14, and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, N.J.S.A. §§ 34:11-56a to 34:11-56a38. In the Sleepy’s litigation, the plaintiff delivery drivers contended they suffered financial losses as a result of the company’s misclassification of them as independent contractors, rather than employees. Although the plaintiffs signed independent contractor … [Read more...] about The Impact of the Uber Ruling and Issues of Employment Misclassification