This is a resubmission of the program selected for the cancelled 2020 conference discussing relatively unknown liabilities facing law firms representing Medicare beneficiaries in personal injury and workers’ compensation settlements. Since the cancelled conference date, the Department of Justice settled with yet another local law firm, the Angino Law Firm in Harrisburg, for failing to reimburse Medicare in 2017 med mal settlement. All government cases pursuing law firms for reimbursement, rather than the insurers or Medicare beneficiaries in receipt of settlement funds themselves, have originated out of DOJ offices in only Maryland and Pennsylvania so continues to be particularly troublesome for MSBA members. This program again offers to explain how and why representative attorneys have personal liability under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act for the debts of their clients and offer firm management methods for avoiding the same, particularly in how to establish programs as were required by the DOJ in the earlier settlements. Please refer to last year’s schedule for the program description.
One hour of CLE credit will be offered to the surrounding MCLE states.