Maritime Claims Services
Marine Safety Consultants, Inc. has been managing P&I claims (passenger, LSHW & Jones Act) for over 35 years, this is accomplished through their companion P&I management company, Maritime Claims Associates, LLC.
Maritime Claims -Jones Act
Maritime Claims Associates, LLC conducts investigations into personal injury claims, both passenger and crew. When requested, we can assist in the management of Jones Act and Longshoremen & Harbor Worker’s claims from initial statements through release, including disbursement of Maintenance and Cure. Our timely reports include site investigations, crew and witness statements, assessment of cause and nature of injury and recommended actions.
Medical Bill Cost Containment
Maritime Claims Associates offers in-house cost containment services for medical bill exposure related to Jones Act injuries. We help our clients navigate the complicated medical payment process by advocating on their behalf through bill review and direct negotiation with medical providers.
Our specialists have been auditing Jones Act medical bills for many years. Reductions are realized through an analysis of billed charges in relation to benchmark information such as past payments, state fee schedules, and national Medicare rates. We have a deep understanding of the fair and reasonable payment range for medical services associated with maritime accidents, including emergency care, hospital stays, physician exams, MRI’s, surgeries and rehab services. Where possible, price reductions are secured via signed agreements with doctors and hospitals. Relationships with providers serve as a vital foundation for making pricing agreements, while also allowing for the best care possible to help the injured employee reach maximum cure.
Cost containment services are provided for a fee that is based on the savings realized. Our fees are lower than the larger auditing firms, and in many instances the bill reductions themselves are deeper.
Several of the large passenger fleets and a growing number of offshore fishing fleets rely on us to review all their medical claims for cost savings potential. In some instances, without having to file an insurance claim, therefore helping to reduce their policy claims experience.
Fleet Specific programs to mitigate Claims Exposure
Marine Safety Consultants provides fleet specific programs to help mitigate claims exposure, including regularly scheduled inspections and drills and implementation of crew contracts.