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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Maintains $750 Reporting Threshold

The SMART Act requires CMS to annually review the costs associated with the collection of Medicare conditional payments and set forth a threshold amount applicable to settlements, judgments, awards or other payments (TPOC amount) for which it would not seek recovery. The threshold amount for 2018 was $750. On November 15, 2018, CMS announced the […]

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Hedrick Gardner Welcomes New Associates

North Carolina – November 2018. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce its largest group of new hires in many years with the recent addition of six associates. ”We are fortunate to have these talented individuals join our firm,” said Hedrick Gardner managing partner Paul Lawrence. “They bring a diverse skill set that will be a great […]

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Jennifer V. Ruiz Elected Managing Partner of Raleigh Office

Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Jennifer V. Ruiz was elected managing partner of the Raleigh office, effective August 31, 2018. “I am honored and excited to be afforded the chance to serve Hedrick Gardner in this way. Having spent the duration of my legal career at this firm, I can say that each […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

North Carolina and South Carolina – August 15, 2018. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that fifteen attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an […]

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Josh Shaw Named to 2018 Legal Elite

Columbia, South Carolina – August 2, 2018  Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Josh Shaw was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Columbia Business Monthly, 2018 Legal Elite in the construction practice group. Josh devotes the majority of his practice to the construction industry representing contractors, developers, design professionals, and construction […]

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Opioid Utilization Rules Enacted by Industrial Commission

On 5/1/18, the Rules for the Utilization of Opioids, Related Prescriptions, and Pain Management Treatment in Workers’ Compensation Claims (hereafter “Opioid Utilization Rules” or “Rules”) went into effect in connection with North Carolina Workers’ Compensation claims. The purpose of the Rules is to ensure that employees receive proper care, adequately contain medical costs, and facilitate timely and effective […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

On 5/16/2018, the Fiscal Year 2019 transportation bill advanced through the House funding subcommittee and was debated by the full committee on 7/19/2018. The bill would de-fund Electronic Logging Device (ELD) enforcement for livestock haulers through 9/30/2019. The current exemption for livestock haulers expires on 9/30/2018. On 5/23/2018, Representatives Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) introduced H.R. 5959, the […]

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South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Increases Filing Fees to Fifty Dollars ($50.00)

On July 16, 2018, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced an increase in filing fees. Effective August 1, 2018, the filing fee for requests for hearings, settlements, and motions will increase from twenty-five dollars ($25) to fifty dollars ($50). Per the announcement, the funds raised by this increase will help support the development and […]

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Kadis featured in Workers Compensation Magazine

Hedrick Gardner attorney Jeff Kadis was featured in the summer issue of the Workers’ Compensation magazine answering questions on how to best control medical costs. Questions covered topics including opioid abuse, success stories turning around expensive medical claims, and tools to control medical costs. To read Jeff’s responses and the entire article, click here.   […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Featured in IADC Newsletter

Luke Sbarra, Josh Neighbors, and Tom Buckley are the featured authors in this month’s International Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability Committee Newsletter. The articles discuss stipulating to liability in professional liability actions and a lawyers’ duty to inform a client of errors made in representation and can be read here.     Luke P. […]

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