Let's see... "TAX+" or "TAX-"
Let's see... "TAX+" or "TAX-"

Here’s a pro-tip for you Applicant attorneys.  Some insurance companies and TPA’s are actually unable to issue payments to entities unless they have their Tax ID number.  Making it easy for defendants to issue payment means you’ll get paid sooner.1

Here are the top three ways to get paid sooner:

  • Put your Tax ID number on the settlement documents
  • Put your Tax ID number on your website
  • Make sure your receptionist has your Tax ID number ready to give out
  • Put your Tax ID number in your automated voice mail message
  1. Photo courtesy of Phillip []

Talk to your doctor about how you can save 15% or more on your reptile dysfunction medication
Talk to your doctor about how you can save 15% or more on your reptile dysfunction medication

A friend of mine is an Applicant’s attorney who uses dictation software with his work computer. 1 As you may know, dictation and voice recognition software is pretty good – but it is not always successful.  My friend, I’ll call him “Tom,”2 was sending an e-mail demand for medication to a defense attorney using his dictation software.  The software got the phrase wrong, but given that the result was extremely entertaining, he sent it anyway.

What was his demand, you may ask?

Medication for his client’s “reptile dysfunction.” 3

  1. Photo courtesy of dmuphotography []
  2. After all, that is his name… []
  3. Other possible names for this post:

    • I got 99 problems, and a reptile ain’t one
    • Reptile problems
    • What do Bob Dole and the Geiko gekko have in common? []

Finally!  An up date!
Look up! Dates!

A few weeks ago I e-mailed an Applicant attorney friend of mine1 and got back a one word response.  I jokingly chided him for being so chatty.  His response was thus:

No new blog = minimal response

Well, for Z and everyone else out there, here’s a new blog post!2  Over the weekend I updated several aspects of the website. 3  Here’s a short summary:

  1. Updated MPN / Medical Provider Lists.  I’ve added a lot more MPN names, links, and passwords.  If you have some new ones, please send them over.  I’ve also improved the link structure to help prevent broken links.
  2. Updated workers’ compensation calculators.  I’ve added a few small features that should make the calculators work a little better.
  3. Improved site speed.  I’ve added a little extra website-internet-magic-mojo that should improve the entire site’s performance.
  4. Something new!  I’m working on a brand new calculator.  If you like playing with calculators, kicking-tires, and dishing out criticism, drop me a line and ask to be a beta tester.
  5. Finally, if you see any weirdness over the next few days, please drop me a line and let me know so I can take care of it!

But, enough about me!  How are you?

  1. I’ll call him “Z.” []
  2. There are two kinds of blog posts I really hate to read.  Blog posts that apologize for infrequent posting and blog posts that talk about the frequency of blog posts. []
  3. Photo courtesy of Agent Smith []