Monthly Archives: June, 2016

CMS Announces Consideration for Expansion of Liability MSAs

CMS Announcement June 8, 2016 – Consideration for Expansion of Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA) “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering expanding its voluntary Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA) amount review process to include the review of proposed liability insurance (including self-insurance) and no-fault insurance MSA amounts. CMS plans to work closely with…

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A Primer on Medicare Set Aside Self-Administration

Synergy receives numerous calls every week regarding what is required to properly self-administer an MSA.  The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance to attorneys regarding self-administered Medicare set aside (MSA) accounts. In administering MSAs, funds may only be used to pay for future Medicare covered, injury related medical expenses of the plaintiff.

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Anti-Subrogation Beats FEHBA

On May 3, 2016 the Supreme Court of Missouri, sitting en banc, once again sided with the injury victim, and reason. Upon remand from the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Missouri refused to give Chevron deference to the recent self-serving rule change by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (referring to Chevron…

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“Synergy is our guiding light for deferring our contingent legal fees and planning for retirement. The lawyers at Panter Panter & Sampedro, myself included, have been working with them for over ten years using different methods to defer comp and plan for retirement.”

Brett Panter
Panter, Panter & Sampedro

"I don't think I've directly said "thank you" for helping us with Bridgett’s case. We sent the reduced payment to Medicaid and called Bridgett's mom to tell her approximately how much money was going to be left for Bridgett and she broke down over the telephone. Given only $25k of insurance and a $850k medical bill from the hospital she didn't think Bridgett would ever see a penny."

Tom L. Copeland
Jeffrey Meldon & Associates, P.A.

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