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Published: Saturday, February 8, 2020

ERISA Plans drafted to exclude coverage – For Anything?

When the Supreme Court issued its opinion in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, 133 S. Ct. 1537 (2013), holding essentially that the plan language controls such that, “[t]he agreement itself becomes the measure of the parties' equities…”, the alarm bell rang loudly.

Published: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Medicare Liens for Prescription Drug Costs

Practice Pointers: Medicare Liens For Prescription Drug Costs

Published: Saturday, February 8, 2020

When Life Expectancy Equals Dollars

When calculating future damages, whether they be medical specials, lost earnings/earning/potential or general damages, the plaintiff’s life expectancy is a necessary figure to use in any equation.

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Medicare: Their Bite is Catching up with their Bark!

The boy who cried, “wolf”? Howling at the Moon? Here at The Lien Project, we are just going to keep barking about Medicare liens!

Published: Friday, April 12, 2019

The Feds are coming

Last June we reported on a consent decree entered into by a The U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia and Rosenbaum & Associates over…

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Managed Care or Medicare Advantage Organizations [MAOs] continue to expand their assertion of lien claims in personal injury cases. Here’s a now routine example:

Difficult liability case with $135K in claimed Howell past meds [capitated plan that starts with a “K”]. Settlement for $350K and a very good result given the facts.

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018

LMSA rule changes on Horizon

"Major" "Economically Significant" Federal Rule Making could affect virtually all forms of Injury-Related Recoveries to Medicare beneficiaries.

Published: Saturday, February 8, 2020

ERISA Plans drafted to exclude coverage – For Anything?

When the Supreme Court issued its opinion in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, 133 S. Ct. 1537 (2013), holding essentially that the plan language controls such that, “[t]he agreement itself becomes the measure of the parties' equities…”, the alarm bell rang loudly.

Published: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Medicare Liens for Prescription Drug Costs

Practice Pointers: Medicare Liens For Prescription Drug Costs

Published: Saturday, February 8, 2020

When Life Expectancy Equals Dollars

When calculating future damages, whether they be medical specials, lost earnings/earning/potential or general damages, the plaintiff’s life expectancy is a necessary figure to use in any equation.

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Medicare: Their Bite is Catching up with their Bark!

The boy who cried, “wolf”? Howling at the Moon? Here at The Lien Project, we are just going to keep barking about Medicare liens!

Published: Friday, April 12, 2019

The Feds are coming

Last June we reported on a consent decree entered into by a The U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia and Rosenbaum & Associates over…

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Managed Care or Medicare Advantage Organizations [MAOs] continue to expand their assertion of lien claims in personal injury cases. Here’s a now routine example:

Difficult liability case with $135K in claimed Howell past meds [capitated plan that starts with a “K”]. Settlement for $350K and a very good result given the facts.

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018

LMSA rule changes on Horizon

"Major" "Economically Significant" Federal Rule Making could affect virtually all forms of Injury-Related Recoveries to Medicare beneficiaries.