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IN RE: VMMC/Memeti v. Ray’s Construction

CASE NO. 3063 CRB-8-95-5

COMPENSATION REVIEW BOARD

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

MAY 24, 1996

IN RE: VETERANS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

MEDICAL PROVIDER

APPELLANT

ABDURAIM MEMETI

CLAIMANT-APPELLEE

v.

RAY’S CONSTRUCTION

EMPLOYER

RESPONDENT-APPELLEE

APPEARANCES:

The appellant medical provider was represented by Bart Peters, Esq., Brown & Welsh, P. C., Meriden Executive Park, 538 Preston Ave., P. O. Box 183, Meriden, CT 06540-0183.

The claimant was not represented at oral argument.

The respondent was represented by Alec A. Rimer, Esq., 315 South Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410.

This Petition for Review from the May 12, 1995 decision of the Commission Chairman was heard February 23, 1996 before a Compensation Review Board panel consisting of Commissioners George A. Waldron, Amado J. Vargas and Robin L. Wilson.

OPINION

GEORGE A. WALDRON, COMMISSIONER. The appellant Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) has petitioned for review from a May 12, 1995 letter sent by the chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission to the VMMC’s attorney denying its request for a hearing. VMMC alleges that it provided medical treatment to the claimant, who indicated at the time service was rendered that his injury was connected to his alleged employment with Ray’s Construction. Its bills have not been paid by Ray’s Construction, however. Through counsel, a representative of Ray’s Construction, Raymond Rabuska, has stated that he never employed, nor does he know, anyone named Abduraim Memeti. By letter dated October 14, 1995, the employer’s counsel has requested that this claim be dismissed.

This petition for review was filed by VMMC in conjunction with almost 700 other petitions for review from the chairman’s aforementioned letter. In all of those cases, including this one, the VMMC sought a hearing at the district office regarding its medical bills, but provided this Commission with nothing more than a hearing request form listing the name and address of the medical provider (VMMC), the person who received medical attention, the alleged employer, and the alleged insurer, if known. We recently issued a decision on the appeals from the rest of those claims, In re: Veterans Memorial Medical Center, 3063 CRB-8-95-5 (decided May 20, 1996), in which we stated that the VMMC had alleged insufficient jurisdictional facts to warrant a hearing on the subject matter jurisdiction of this Commission over the VMMC’s claims. See also Figueroa v. C&S Ball Bearing, 237 Conn. 1 (1996). As this case is indistinguishable from the other VMMC claims, we adopt the reasoning in the prior VMMC decision here.

The appeal is accordingly dismissed.

Commissioners Amado J. Vargas and Robin L. Wilson concur.

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