blackburn group inc.

June 2022





Our e-newsletter for Enterprise Risk Management, Claim Settlement and Healthcare Solutions.

The year is creating significant risks and opportunities for our clients in the areas of supply chain management.  We are supporting our clients with evaluation of their claims due to increased activity since the pandemic closures.  Also, we are supporting clients with outsourced risk and claim management functions as needed.  We thank you for trusting Blackburn Group with your business needs.  We believe in personalized care and excellence for all of your most complex risk and claim management needs.


Robert J. Blackburn, Managing Principal

SCOTUS Gallardo Decision May Reshape Medicaid Law

In a decision on 06/06/2022, the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) decided that Florida’s Medicaid agency may “seek reimbursement from settlement payments allocated for future medical care”.  This decision may allow States to amend their Medicaid statutes to recover future medical expenses from personal injury cases similar to Medicare.  We are prepared to assist our clients with any Medicaid Set Aside requests to reimburse them for past or future accident-related medical care.  Read more >>

More Risk, Claim and Healthcare News …

The Upcoming Medicaid Insurance DilemmaMillions of people may be losing their Medicaid benefits when the pandemic health emergency ends. Some might sign up for different insurance. Many others are bound to get lost in the transition.  Read more...

Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) Denials of Prior Authorization Requests Raise Concerns.  In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General completed a study of the capitated payment model used in Medicare Advantage programs.  Read more…

Cyber Risk Insurance Premiums Increase Substantially.  According to The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ (CIAB) Commercial Property/Casualty Market Index, capacity for cyber insurance may be decreasing while demand is increasing, which could have driven cyber premium price increases of an average 27.5% during the first quarter of 2022.  Read more...

New Workers Compensation Accident Analysis.  A new study by Travelers of workers compensation claims found that 35% of injuries occur during employees’ first year on the job, regardless of age or industry experience.  Read more …

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