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Claimant’s Benefits Suspended for Failure to Sign Medicare Releases

Jan 3, 2011 - News by

Scott V. Berglund of our North Florida/Tallahassee office, representing ACE/ESIS and L-3 Communications, attended a mediation during which the Claimant agreed to a settlement pending approval of a Medicare set-aside.

Subsequently, the Claimant refused to sign the releases required by the Medicare set aside vendor necessary to complete the evaluation and submission to CMS for approval.

The Employer/Carrier sought sanctions against the Claimant for his failure to cooperate and Judge Nolan S. Winn entered an Order discontinuing all medical and indemnity benefits until the Claimant complied with the necessary signatures to complete the Medicare set aside and submission to CMS.

Part of the ACE Group, ESIS provides a wide range of risk management products and services in the United States and around the world.

The case is Robert Shanklin v. L-3 Communications.

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