May 2018

billing transaction protections

New Florida Guidelines to Price Transparency and Patient Billing in 2018

In 2016, when Florida legislators enacted vanguard price-transparency laws, consumers saw a turning point in billing transaction protections. Initiated to address the increasingly high cost of hospital expense passed on to patients and their families, Florida bill HB 221 established one of the country’s most robust healthcare quality and price transparency systems in the interest

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Stacking Insurance Policies in an Accident Claim

The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) provides guidelines to coverage limits of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (“UM/UIM”) policies. Drivers owning more than one vehicle and responsible for purchase of multiple policies can sometimes benefit from additional UM/UIM insurance coverage in the case of an accident. Stacking insurance coverage can increase the level of UM/UIM policy compensation in the case of

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Check the Fine Print: Recent Florida Court Rejection of Insured Appeals

The recent Florida appellate court decision to deny a request for discovery of an insurer’s claim files in a dispute over compensation of an insured’s policy offers insurance consumers insight into judicial thinking about the specificity law in respect those claims (Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Avila, No. 3D17-465 (Fla. Ct.App. April

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repetitive motion injury

Seeking Recovery from a Workers’ Comp Repetitive Motion Injury Claim

Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) or Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) are classified as workplace injuries recognized in federal workers’ compensation laws. Florida state law also recognizes RMI as valid employment injury (Fl. § Chap. 440). Pressure on the body for sustained periods, and in awkward positions, or from lifting, force, or activities requiring repetitive motion like

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