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New Medicare Release

As per Medicare, there are changes in the release forms necessary to comply with The Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor (MSRPC). Effective immediately, all releases must have an indication of the duration of the release. You will find revised forms for Medicare/Medicaid lien resolution services to be provided by The Lien Resolution Group at: http://www.plaintiffsolutionscenter.com/lienresolutionpackage.pdf…

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NY Ethics Opinion

The New York County Lawyers’ Association Ethics Committee issued Ethics Opinion 739 addressing the issue of charging fees for outsourcing Medicare/Medicaid/Erisa lien resolution services as a disbursement against a settlement. The opinion discusses the increasingly complicated nature of lien resolution, traditional handling of liens in personal injury cases, attorney liabilities and best practices when outsourcing….

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New Medicare Release

Thanks to John Campbell, Esq for the following article on the use of 468B Qualified Settlement Funds in single-plaintiff PI settlements. “It is now common practice to structure all or part of a PI settlement with a qualified annuity and a qualified assignment under I.R.C. § 130. Increasingly, settling plaintiffs and their attorneys have expressed…

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Retainer Agreement Additions Regarding Governmental Benefits & Liens

SPELLING-OUT THE OBVIOUS Retainer Agreement Additions Regarding Governmental Benefits & Liens The intensifying focus on the collection of governmental liens and the tightening-of-the-belt in relation to public assistance, has created a more complex arena for the practice of personal injury. This has been magnified by the confusion and extra post-settlement labor created by the Ahlborn…