Ametros’ Johnny Meyer and Melissa Wright Discuss the Challenges Injured Workers Face When Leaving the Work Comp System and Ways to Overcome Them
Wilmington, Mass. (March 16, 2018) — Johnny Meyer, Settlement Advisors Manager of Ametros and Melissa Wright, the company’s Marketing Manager, will present an hour-long WorkCompCentral.com webinar on March 21. The “Life After Settlement: What you May Not Know” webinar starts at 11AM Pacific.
The webinar examines the challenges injured workers may encounter after settling their workers’ compensation claims. “Many organizations talk about advocacy for injured workers, but don’t understand the complexities that come with settlement,” Meyer said. “After having an adjuster, attorney or nurse case manager help them navigate the healthcare system, the injured worker is on their own to find and pay for medical care.”
When a Medicare Set-Aside is involved, the injured party needs to comply with CMS’s stringent rules, which include using funds only for treatment that is related the injury and that Medicare covers, paying according to the appropriate fee schedule, and meticulous annual reporting of how the funds were used. “Sometimes these obligations combined with the fear of exhausting their settlement funds prevent injured workers from settling,” he added.
The presentation also covers resources available to injured workers after they settle, including structured settlements, comprehensive professional administration services or administrative reporting tools, discounted medical networks and pharmacy discounts. “Insurance carriers and other payers can use these resources to help persuade an injured worker to settle a claim and to ensure that the injured party is taken care of long after the claim closes,” Meyer said.
This webinar is part of a continuing education series produced by WorkCompCentral and is open to all audiences at no cost. Viewers can receive 1 MCLE, Legal Specialization or Claims Credit.
Ametros is the industry leader in post-settlement medical administration and a trusted partner for thousands of members receiving funds from workers’ compensation and liability settlements. Founded in 2010, Ametros provides post-settlement medical management services with significant medical and pharmacy discounts along with automated payment technology and Medicare reporting tools. Headquartered just north of Boston in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Ametros may be reached at 877.275.7415 or via ametros.com.
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