It has become increasingly common for government liens and subrogation claims to be asserted against personal injury settlements. Medicare and Medicaid both have the statutory right to repayment when their respective services have been provided as the result of injuries caused by third parties whether or not liability is formally established.
We can assist with Medicare, Medicaid, Private Health, and ERISA liens by communicating with the appropriate agencies and the attorney’s office to review, resolve, and appeal lien and reimbursement rights asserted against recoveries.
We work with attorneys and their clients to resolve liens and reimbursement rights that are asserted against lawsuit recoveries. Our specialized services for the resolution of Medicaid and Medicare liens includes proprietary processes of communicating with and following up with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Coordination of Benefits Contractor, the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor, and most importantly, the referring attorney’s office. Our employees and principals are extensively familiar with the statutory and procedural requirements of both Medicare and Medicaid and with the efficient resolution of liens and reimbursement rights.
Upon receipt of the signed releases accompanying the properly completed intake form, we will:
- Open the case with the lien holder
- Request the conditional payment or lien amount
- Review the detailed charges
- Note unrelated charges for removal
- Seek a lien reduction agreement post settlement
- Obtain a final demand or lien amount
- Provide detailed lien reimbursement instructions to the referring party
If there is no lien, there will be no charge. If there is a lien and it is reduced, we will charge 15% of the difference between the total lien amount and the final amount paid.
To learn more about how our medical specialists can help your law firm, contact us today to schedule a consultation.