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Thursday, August 22, 2013

US Supreme Court Asked to Review MSP Preemption Issue

The US Supreme Court has been asked to review a claim on behalf of an injured worker who asserts that the Medicare Secondary Payer Act did not preempt State law (i.e.. Texas) that required a Workers' Compensation claimant to obtain preauthorization from relevant insurance carriers before incurring certain medical expenses. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that Medicare's conditional payment for a workers surgeries did not render the  state law mandate for  preauthorization requirements "moot."

A Writ of Certiorari was filed with the US Supreme Court on Aug. 8, 2012 and a response is due September 11, 2013 

Guadalupe Caldera v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, US Supreme Court Docket No. 12-40192. Case below, 716 F 3d 861, Docket No, 12-40192, 5th Cir Ct Appeals, Decided May 14, 2013.
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Jon L.Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  jon@gelmans.com  have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.




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