Posted June 17, 2013 in Medicare
Liability MSAs issue and MSP compliance can be difficult to navigate. In this multi-part blog post, these issues are examined in detail to give trial lawyers better guidance.
Posted October 10, 2012 in Medicare
In a highly anticipated case that many thought had a chance to be heard by the US Supreme Court, Hadden v. US was denied certiorari on 10/1/12. This leaves standing the 6th Circuit’s ruling that...
Posted November 15, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M. Medicare, Medicare Secondary Payer Act, MMSEA, MSP Compliance
CMS has once again pushed back the start of reporting of settlements with Medicare beneficiaries by insurers. It was set to start on 1/1/11. It has now been pushed back to 1/1/12.
Posted November 2, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Medicare
For settlements of $5,000 or less there is now an option to pay 25% of the settlement proceeds to Medicare to resolve the conditional payments regardless of the amount of the payments made by...
Posted October 19, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Medicare
On 10/17/11, Senators Wyden (OR) and Portman (OH) introduced the SMART Act.
Posted August 3, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Medicare
On June 27th, Medicare formally resumed issuing demand letters after it halted issuance in response apparently to the Haro v. Sebelius decision. I will summarize what is new in the demand letter.
Posted June 23, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Liens, Medicare
The House Energy and Commerce Committee met on 6/22 in response to the SMART Act (reform of the MSP). The purpose of the meeting was to take testimony and to discuss the problems with Medicare’s...
Posted June 20, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Liens, Medicare
The MSPRC’s new RAR letters offers little change, but definitely was altered due to the Haro case in AZ.
Posted May 31, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Medicare, Medicare Secondary Payer Act, MSP Compliance
In Donna Black v. John/Jane Doe Employee Et Al, a Kentucky United States Federal District Court dismisses all of the causes of action against Medicare because of ripeness issues.
Posted May 31, 2011 in Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC Liens, Medicare, Medicare Secondary Payer Act, MSP Compliance
The MSPRC announced resumption of RAR letters as of 6/10, but not demand letters.