Oct 28th Civil Practice CLE Seminar
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Minding Medicare's Interest, Liens and Set-Asides in Liability Cases

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Where: MCBA Office
87 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey  08901
United States
Presenter: See description below
Contact: Jonathan Cowles
732.828.3433, x. 102

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Minding Medicare's Interests, Liens & Set-Asides in Liability Cases

Wednesday, October 28th @ 5:00 p.m.
MCBA Office, 87 Bayard Street, New Brunswick
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Josh Frankl
Lien Pros, LLC

Medicare is often the initial payer of medical, hospital and other medically-related expenses for personal injury plaintiffs. What distinguishes Medicare from other health care insurers is federal regulations allowing Medicare what has been commonly called subrogation and lien rights believed to be far superior to any other interest on a settlement or judgment proceeding. 

The attorney shares responsibility with the plaintiff for items related to Medicare’s claim as well as to protect Medicare’s "future interest”.  Ramifications of non-compliance can be severe.

This two credit CLE will discuss:

  • When Medicare set-asides are appropriate in liability and workers compensation cases;
  • Attorney and client liabilities for Medicare/Medicare/Erisa claims;
  • Procedures to  identify potential liens, initiate correspondence with the lien holder, audit and petition bills and payment summaries, and negotiate procurement offsets;
  • The use of Special Needs Trusts to protect client’s government benefits; and
  • Structured Settlement Annuities for both plaintiff clients and attorney's fees.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 2.0 qualify as hours of credit towards certification in civil trial law.

Cost: $35-Young Lawyers; $40-MCBA Members; and $75-All Others

To RSVP: Online Registration | Download RSVP Form | Call the Bar Office at 732.828.3433, x. 102