Sparing Personal Injury Settlements From Medicare Liens
One of the key challenges for a personal injury attorney is maximizing a plaintiff’s settlement in the face of subrogation lien holders. If the injured party is a Medicare recipient, the challenges mount as your client’s interests now compete with those of a powerful government entity.
Limiting the impact of Medicare liens directly benefits plaintiffs and is one way a personal injury law firm can set itself apart from the competition. With the services of a trusted subrogation law attorney, you can navigate these challenges and better compete in a competitive marketplace.
At The Law Office of David H. Abney, II, we provide experienced healthcare subrogation law representation to clients throughout the United States. With nearly 20 years of experience, attorney David H. Abney, II knows how to maximize plaintiff recoveries while limiting the impact of Medicare liens.
Getting The Numbers Right
Medicare liens are backed by the strength of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, which identifies Medicare as a “payer of last resort” and gives it superior status among lien holders.
Medicare payouts are determined by a formula that takes into account factors such as the size of the settlement, the amount of benefits provided and the injury victim’s attorney fees and expenses.
The facts and numbers asserted by Medicare must be scrutinized and challenged by the plaintiff’s attorneys, when appropriate. Correctly identifying and valuing those figures is a key element of success from the injury victim’s point of view. An understanding of Medicare’s flat-fee past-claim resolution process is crucial to successfully handling these claims.
Discuss Your Legal Needs With An Industry Leader
Attorney David H. Abney, II is a thought leader in Medicare subrogation and routinely shares his knowledge in continuing legal education presentations and seminars across the country. To arrange a consultation with David, contact our law firm online or by telephone at (502) 352-2450.