The Unregulated New Frontier of Medicare Set-Asides

September 29, 2020

Excerpt from The Art of Settlement

Consider this scenario: you represent a current Medicare beneficiary in a third-party liability case. As part of the workup of the case, you determine the client will need future medical care …

Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs): Insurance Policy for All

March 12, 2020

B. Josh Pettingill

This article highlights why a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) should be viewed by all settlement parties as an insurance policy – nothing more, nothing less. Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance is not a scare tactic, nor

Medicare Set-Aside Self-Administration: What is new?

B. Josh Pettingill

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the latest edition of their Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) self-administration toolkit. This toolkit is intended to serve as a guidebook or roadmap for how to properly administer …

Evidence Based MSAs (EBMAs): Don’t Accept Blindly

B Josh Pettingill

Evidence Based MSAs (EBMSAs) have taken the workers’ compensation industry by storm the past several years. It is imperative for workers’ compensation attorneys to understand how EBMSAs can impact both the settlement value, as well as your

Taking Advantage of the WCMSA Re-Review Process

B. Josh Pettingill

We frequently receive inquiries regarding workers compensation MSAs (WCMSAs) and whether it is possible to get CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to re-review an MSA once an amount has already been approved. The good news …