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November 14, 2022

By: Kevin James, Esq.

The Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) has often been described by many courts as notoriously “complex”.  This complexity has only increased as Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAO) have increasingly become more litigious in attempts …The post 11th Circuit Brings Clarity to the Statute of Limitations for Medicare Advantage Plans appeared first on Synergy Settlement

November 10, 2022

By Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., CSSC, MSCC

An often-overlooked issue for plaintiff attorneys is the management of taxation of their own contingent legal fees.  As part of the normal rhythm of their practices, many attorneys experience …The post Attorney Fee Deferral – A Unique Opportunity for Contingent Fee Lawyers to Tax Plan for Tomorrow appeared first

October 18, 2022

By: Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, CMSP-F

Medicare has struggled over the years to provide rules clarifying existing Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance obligations when it comes to post-settlement injury-related care that is released in a liability settlement. …The post Withdrawal of Long-Awaited Proposed MSP Rules for Liability Cases appeared first on Synergy Settlement Services.

September 8, 2022

Teresa Kenyon, Esq.

Who can be a defendant in an action brought under Section 502(a)(3) of ERISA?

ERISA self-funded plans are becoming more and more aggressive about asserting their reimbursement rights when one of their members has …The post Personal Injury Attorney May Be Sued by ERISA Plan for Funds in Attorney’s Possession appeared first on Synergy

Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, CMSP-F

Personal injury settlements rarely make an injury victim whole. In light of this, cost management decisions factor into the strategy of the case. For example, while both life care plans and medical cost projection reports …The post Maximizing Personal Injury Recoveries While Limiting Case-Related Costs appeared first on Synergy Settlement Services.