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WINCHENDON - Former Patrolman Richard A. McAllister has been awarded $410 as reimbursement Reimbursement
Payment made to someone for out-of-pocket expenses has incurred. for out-of-pocket medical costs related to his December 2005 surgery.
Mr. McAllister had asked to be reimbursed $810. The award was made Wednesday during a medical review board hearing at Town Hall.
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. while making an arrest at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Feb. 20, 1993, Mr. McAllister was physically unable to return to his position on the force and was eventually placed on retirement disability.
During the years since then, Mr. McAllister has undergone four related surgeries.
"He used the town's health insurance for the surgeries until he had the fourth one in 2005. That's when he used his wife's insurance and had to pay the co-payments," explained Executive Administrative Assistant Alida Herring herring, common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and fresh-water food fishes, including the sardine (Sardinia), the menhaden (Brevoortia), and the shad (Alosa). in the town manager's office.
Expecting reimbursement for the co-payments, Mr. McAllister went to the town and asked that it submit a bill to its insurance company for payment. Mrs. Herring said she submitted it at that time, but the company denied it.
"The insurance company sent back an explanation stating that they would not pay for any expenses incurred more than seven years after the injury," she said.
It has taken two years since then for the matter of the co-payments to be finally settled.
A 2006 vote at town meeting approved of reimbursing the former officer for his out-of-pocket expenses out-of-pocket expenses n. moneys paid directly for necessary items by a contractor, trustee, executor, administrator or any person responsible to cover expenses not detailed by agreement. , but the town was required by law to first convene CONVENE, civil law. This is a technical term, signifying to bring an action. a medical review board to go over the case.
Owing to owing to
Because of; on account of: I couldn't attend, owing to illness.
owing to prep → debido a, por causa de scheduling issues and the unavailability un·a·vail·a·ble
Not available, accessible, or at hand.
una·vail of necessary participants, it took until Wednesday for the hearing to be held.
The three members of the review board were Roger DuBois, chairman of the Worcester County Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America:
During the annual town meeting this year voters appropriated $1,200 for the process. The amount was only an estimate of what costs might be involved in settling the matter.
The total costs associated with the hearing have yet to be tallied. While Mr. McAllister was awarded $410, the town also must pay the Dr. Murphy his fee of $750 and Mr. Honig his money as well.
"I'm sure he (the lawyer) reviewed the information beforehand, so I'm not sure what the total bill will be," said Mrs. Herring. The lawyer's charge is $155 per hour.
There is no fee for the services of Mr. DuBois.
The hearing lasted an hour and a half.
Although Mr. McAllister was unavailable for comment yesterday, his wife, Michelle, said in a phone interview they were happy they got reimbursed for the $410.
Under state law, she said, that's all that they could get.
"We didn't have our hopes up for the full amount, but still, it was all job-related," she said, referring to the $810 total.
The amount determined by the review board was reimbursement in full for the co-payments made by Mr. McAllister following the 2006 annual town meeting vote. Any expense incurred for co-payments before the vote were not included.
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