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Long Term Disability Denial Letter from Insurer is Not the End of the Road

Long Term Disability Denial Letter from Insurer is Not the End of the Road February 8, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN Disability insurance is intended to help individuals through rough spots, providing them with income when health problems keep them off the job. However, insurance companies are big corporations concerned about their bottom line. Unless policy holders can stand up to the insurance company's strict requirements during the critical cross over period from short term disability to long term disability there is a risk the benefits will be denied.
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Class Actions Get Relief for Uninsured and Overbilled Hospital Patients

Class Actions Get Relief for Uninsured and Overbilled Hospital Patients January 25, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: There is an increasing amount of evidence to show that charges for emergency room treatment in American hospitals varies, and varies widely. One hospital might charge $1,000 for a particular test or treatment while another hospital might charge $12,000 for the exact same services.
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Attorney Estimates California Wildfire Damage is in the Billions

Attorney Estimates California Wildfire Damage is in the Billions November 10, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA: Epic wildfires rampaged through Northern California in the fall of 2017 destroying everything in their path leaving thousands of people to literally start over from the ground up. An estimated 6,000 homes and buildings were destroyed and at least 42 people died.
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Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability

Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN: Chances are, if you are asked to define disability, it won’t be the same definition as written in your disability insurance policy. Attorney Kristen Gyolai with Fields Law Firm wants you to know that there is a discrepancy between policy holders and how that policy defines disability.
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Disability Insurance is not a Slam Dunk says Lawyer

Disability Insurance is not a Slam Dunk says Lawyer August 15, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN Disabled workers sometimes get a rude awakening when the workplace disability insurance policy they thought would help them maintain their standard of living in the event of injury or illness abruptly ends.
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You Can Fight Back Against Denied Disability Claims

You Can Fight Back Against Denied Disability Claims July 11, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN If you are dealing with a disability claim with an insurance company this may be one of the most important stories you’ll ever read because the fact is, it ain’t over till it’s over.
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The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters

The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters June 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN Individuals dealing with social security, workers compensation benefits, or short or long term disability claims are often faced with a flurry of forms. Answering an insurance company’s request for information in what is usually referred to as a Proof of Disability letter can be terrifying.
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Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud

Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud March 3, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX A Dallas doctor decided in 2009 to blow the whistle on a physician over a billing scam that was costing the healthcare system and American taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. Six years later, after a long investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Dr. Bijan Oughatiyan’s former employer, IPC Healthcare Inc., was ordered to pay $60 million plus interest, to settle a false claims case brought against the company based on the information the whistleblower doctor provided.
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Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise”

Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”
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Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry

Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry December 15, 2016. By Brenda Craig.

The US government doesn’t like to be cheated. In fact, the government dislikes being cheated so much that it will pay people to tell on fraudsters that submit false or inflated bills for government services or try to avoid paying money they owe to the government.

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