Month: July 2017

Recovering Disability Benefits After a Claim Denial

Published on July 27, 2017, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

When a disability claim is denied for no good reason, the insurance company may be acting in bad faith. If bad faith is legally proven in court by a disability insurance attorney, the insured party is entitled to recover disability benefits. Bad Faith Insurance Claims An insurance company has a duty to its policy holders to provide benefits based on policy guidelines. If an insurance company denies a claimant’s disability benefits for no apparent reason, they may be acting in bad faith. In Nevada, laws allow a claimant [...]
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Proving that Your Insurance Company Acted in Bad Faith

Published on July 20, 2017, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

When an insurance company violates its duties to act in good faith, an insured policy holder can file a bad faith insurance claim against the company. The plaintiff must prove legally that the insurance company acted in bad faith. What is a Bad Faith Insurance Claim? When an insurance company breaches its duty to provide a fair assessment of policy benefits, it acts in bad faith. If the insurance company denies a claimant’s benefits for no apparent or good reason, the Nevada Supreme Court allows the claimant to [...]
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A Roundup of Significant Bad Faith Insurance Verdicts

Published on July 13, 2017, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

It is a simple fact that many insurance companies have a financial incentive to slow-pay claims or deny them. When an insurer employs this or related tactics to keep from justly paying claims, it is called a bad-faith action. Holding such firms accountable is the work of attorneys. Unfortunately, such situations are not rare.It is a simple financial calculation for many bad faith insurers to determine the net return gained by delaying, contesting, or simply not paying a valid claim. As just one example, the Reno – Everest [...]
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Common Medical Bill Mistakes That Lead to Denials

Published on July 6, 2017, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Medical billing denials can be a major setback, and many common mistakes can lead to them. Here are some common medical coding and billing mistakes that can lead to denials. Businesses should avoid: Nonspecific Claims Every diagnosis needs to be coded to the highest level applicable, which entails including all of the digits contained in the code. For instance, a hypertension diagnosis starts with 401, but needs to be measured in 4 digits, including 401.0. Some diagnoses, such as diabetes, even require a fifth number. Missing Information Any [...]
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