This case involves a Medicare beneficiary who was injured on a June 27, 2011 in a motor vehicle accident which took place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The beneficiary retained counsel and eventually settled her claim against the negligent tortfeasor for $6,00.00. Despite the relatively small size of the settlement her attorney involved Synergy’s Lien Resolution Service to protect the settlement proceeds from the lien being asserted by Medicare , via MSPRC. Medicare asserted a lien for conditional payments advanced in the amount of $1,595.00. These charges were unrelated to the subject accident and were not claimed by the beneficiary in the personal injury case. Synergy was able to successfully dispute these charges and Medicare agreed to reduce the balance owed to zero and to close their file. The result was a increase of 44% to the beneficiary’s net recovery . This case clearly demonstrates how on even the small dollar files Synergy can take steps that can make a significant impact on
the plaintiff’s take home.