Gallagher Bassett

Gallagher Bassett Denies Bill, Spews Nonsense, Ignores Appeal
Jun 5, 2024
Gallagher Bassett Denies Bill, Spews Nonsense, Ignores Appeal
Welcome to California workers’ comp, where a claims administrator’s legal obligation to timely pay providers’ bills is more a matter of theory than practice.Safe from ...
CA: Del Taco Fails to Pay for Injured Employees
May 21, 2024
CA: Del Taco Fails to Pay for Injured Employees
Need (yet another) illustration of what happens when a state establishes a consequence-free environment for workers’ comp claims administrators? There is currently no ...
Gallagher Bassett Claims Not to Accept e-Bills
Apr 8, 2024
Gallagher Bassett Claims Not to Accept e-Bills
In California and other states, claims administrators are required by law to accept electronic bills for the treatment of injured workers. Yet providers repeatedly report to ...
Gallagher Bassett Finds Lockheed Martin Claims
Mar 21, 2024
Gallagher Bassett Finds Lockheed Martin Claims
Workers’ comp providers can now submit bills to Gallagher Bassett for treatment furnished to Lockheed Martin's injured employees. Previously, daisyNews reported that L...
Gallagher Bassett Flips UR Decision, Confusion Reigns
Nov 9, 2023
Gallagher Bassett Flips UR Decision, Confusion Reigns
To an injured worker denied the care their treating physician deems necessary, California’s Utilization Review (UR) process can seem arbitrary, even cruel. This percep...
CA Makes Treating Injured Workers Unsustainable
May 18, 2023
CA Makes Treating Injured Workers Unsustainable
Why are doctors unwilling to treat injured workers?In California, injured workers often struggle to find doctors willing to provide treatment. The main reason for this...
SCIF vs Gallagher Bassett: E&M Reimbursement
May 17, 2023
SCIF vs Gallagher Bassett: E&M Reimbursement
When evaluated on key metrics such as denial of payments and reimbursement amounts, some claims administrators embody the major issues plaguing the California workers' compen...
Gallagher Bassett Plays IBR Chicken With QME
May 16, 2023
Gallagher Bassett Plays IBR Chicken With QME
Gallagher Bassett seemingly tried its hand at the game of IBR Chicken, forcing a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) to waste time, money, and resources on a needless dispute —...
ALERT! AIG Moving All Claims to Gallagher Bassett
Sep 15, 2022
ALERT! AIG Moving All Claims to Gallagher Bassett
Important update for providers: Third-Party Administrator (TPA) AIG Claims, Inc. will no longer administer workers’ comp claims. All claims currently administered by A...
Credit Card Payments Steal Money From Doctors
Feb 5, 2022
Credit Card Payments Steal Money From Doctors
Sometimes, the smaller ways in which payers loot California workers’ comp doctors are the most frustrating. For example, payments sent to providers in the form of a “c...
Gallagher Bassett, Foster Farms Lay A Rotten Egg in CA
Mar 12, 2021
Gallagher Bassett, Foster Farms Lay A Rotten Egg in CA
Update: As of April 1, 2021 Gallagher Bassett can locate and process claims for Foster Farms employees. Workers’ compensation claims for injured employees of Foster Fa...
Gallagher Bassett: Audit Complaint Filed With DWC
Oct 7, 2020
Gallagher Bassett: Audit Complaint Filed With DWC
In a previous article, we demonstrated how Gallagher Bassett ignores the California-mandated workers’ comp Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS). Gallagher Bassett also ignore...