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How to Achieve Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance

Take Control of Your Insurance Settlements With A Brand New Resource From LexisNexis! There are many people who don’t understand that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) approval process of a Medicare set-aside arrangement (“MSA”) is voluntary...

Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider’s View

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. 2011 stands to be a pivotal year for Medicare Secondary Payer because after significant delays in the implementation of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will...

U.S. v. Stricker: Government Loses Big Time After Federal Judge Grants Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Based on Statute of Limitations

On September 30, 2010, the Stricker opinion was released by the Alabama District Court. The opinion validated all of the rumors as to the case being dismissed due to statute of limitations issues. As suspected, the case was dismissed on the fact that regardless of whether a three- or six-year statute...

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Gives CMS Something to Think About

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. After six months passed since oral arguments were made before the court, the opinion in Bradley v. Sebelius was finally published on September 29, 2010, reversing the decision of the district court consistent with years of status quo decisions upholding Medicare’s...

Medicare Set-Asides and Special Needs Trusts

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC Now that those involved in personal injury settlements, whether workers’ compensation or liability insurance based, have finally come to understand the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (“MSP”) to some extent, it appears that they...

Where Do We Stand On the Tenth Anniversary of the Medicare Secondary Payer Industry

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Patel Memo , the memo that launched the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. We are forced to look back over the past decade and recognize just how far we have come. As the late, great Jerry Garcia would say, "What a long strange trip it's been"...