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Can Collecting Workers Comp Benefits Stop Me from Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

Can Collecting Workers Comp Benefits Stop Me from Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

April 5, 2018

Can Collecting Workers Comp Benefits Stop Me from Filing a Personal Injury Claim? When you suffer an injury at work, you probably have concerns about how you will be able to support yourself and your family while you recover from your wounds. Fortunately, Indiana requires the majority of employers to carry workers compensation insurance. There …

Medical Malpractice: What Counts as a Healthcare Provider?

Medical Malpractice: What Counts as a Healthcare Provider?

March 21, 2018

Medical Malpractice: What Counts as a Healthcare Provider? We trust that the healthcare professionals taking care of us when we fall ill or become injured know what they’re doing. When a caregiver fails to provide good care and is neglectful or negligent in a way that results in further harm, you might have a viable …

INDOT Testing New Cable System To Prevent Fatal Crossover Vehicle Accidents

January 10, 2018

INDOT Testing New Cable System To Prevent Fatal Crossover Vehicle Accidents Posted By Crossen Kooi || 1-Jan-2009 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has been testing high tension cable barriers on two stretches of Indiana interstate for about 2½ years. In late 2005, barriers were installed on Interstate 65 between Zionsville and Lebanon and on Interstate 69 …

CMS Issues New Five Star Rating To Assist Illinois Families in Finding Quality Nursing Homes

January 10, 2018

CMS Issues New Five Star Rating To Assist Illinois Families in Finding Quality Nursing Homes Posted By Crossen Kooi || 1-Jan-2009 The CMS and HHS have developed a new Five-Star Rating system that evaluates Nursing Home care. According to the CMS website, the Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more …

The Federal Government Places Illinois Nursing Homes On Their Watch List

January 10, 2018

The Federal Government Places Illinois Nursing Homes On Their Watch List Posted By Crossen Kooi || 2-Jan-2009 The federal government through the CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has placed hundreds of nursing homes on a list of long-term care facilities that it wants to improve systemic issues or face expulsion from the Medicaid program. …

New Proposal Would Cut Funding for Nursing Homes That Score Poorly On State Inspections

January 10, 2018

New Proposal Would Cut Funding for Nursing Homes That Score Poorly On State Inspections Posted By Crossen Kooi || 3-Jan-2009 Under a new proposal the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration plans to pursue in 2009, nursing homes scoring higher on their State and Federal inspections would be rewarded with higher Medicaid payments while those that don’t …

Federal and Indiana Nursing Home Laws Place Power in The Hands of Family Members

January 10, 2018

Federal and Indiana Nursing Home Laws Place Power in The Hands of Family Members Posted By Crossen Kooi || 4-Jan-2009 Placing your loved one in a reputable long-term care facility is just the first step in ensuring they are well cared for. Regardless of complaints or sanctions found during state and federal inspections (be they few or …

Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Issues Nursing Home Residents Rights List

January 10, 2018

Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Issues Nursing Home Residents Rights List Posted By Crossen Kooi || 9-Jan-2009 Through their website, Medicare.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare are now publishing what they describe as Nursing Home Resident Rights. Per current law, Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections, and all nursing homes …

Indiana May Reconsider Statewide Smoking Ban

January 10, 2018

Indiana May Reconsider Statewide Smoking Ban Posted By Crossen Kooi || 10-Jan-2009 The last time a smoking-ban bill was introduced in Indiana, the measure did not even make it out of a legislative committee. This may be in part due to Indiana’s number 6 rating as the highest adult smoking state in the country. Thirty states across …

Indiana Department of Insurance Releases 2007 Workers Compensation Statistics

January 10, 2018

Indiana Department of Insurance Releases 2007 Workers Compensation Statistics Posted By Crossen Kooi || 11-Jan-2009 The Indiana Department of Labor is reporting that 62,326 claims involving one or more days of missed work were filed in 2007. Of those claims, 92 fatalities were reported. 17,724 agreements to compensation were filed with the Board. Of those agreements, 9,860 …