Articles tagged with: Medicare
Protecting the Plaintiff with Medicare, Medi-Cal and SSI without Age or Income Restrictions In An Affordable Care Act Era
The most common way for a plaintiff to continue to receive Medi-Cal and SSI while also receiving settlement funds is to establish a first party individual Special Needs Trust (SNT) or enroll in a Pooled Special Needs Trust (Pooled SNT) also known as a Pooled Trust, PSNT or Master Trust.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced September 30 that it has revised the reporting implementation timeline for certain liability insurance (including self-insurance) for Total Payment Obligation to the Claimant (TPOC) settlements, judgments, awards and other payments.
A new not-for-profit group, the Medicare Secondary Payer Charitable Foundation (MSPCF), announced it will provide free Medicare Set-Aside administration for qualified beneficiaries starting October 1.
Settling a case can be a cumbersome, time consuming and a frustrating experience for all parties. When the complexities of public-benefit programs such as Medicare and Medi-Cal are added to the settlement mix, it’s no wonder plaintiff attorneys seek assistance in understand¬ing the necessary legal measures required to ensure their settlements comply with the law and protects their client’s current and future interests.
In case you haven’t heard, last week the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor (MSPRC) posted a notice on its website indicating that it had temporarily stopped issuing Rights and Responsibilities Letters and Demand Letters until further notice. It has now indicated that review of the Rights and Responsibilities Letter is complete, and these letters should resume issuance by June 10th. Demand Letters, however, remain suspended until further notice. Click here (http://www NULL.msprc NULL.info/) and scroll down to “News and Updates” for the notice.
The ASCDC’s 50th Annual Seminar, March 10-11 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, will feature a panel on Medicare Set-Asides and compliance issues involving structured settlements. Joining me on the panel will be Jon Gunter, executive vice-president at MEDVAL.
We work with clients and attorneys in California and around the country in creating structured settlements for medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, workers’ compensation, mass torts and construction defect cases as well as for non-physical injury cases and attorney fees–all at no cost to the client.
Age 65 and Over Settlements: Preserving the Elder Plaintiff’s SSI and Medi-Cal [CAOC Forum - Nov/Dec 2010]
Plaintiff attorneys face unique challenges when serving the needs of the injured elder population – those over the youthful age of sixty-four.
One difficult issue is that many elders qualify for and utilize needs-based public benefits like Supplemental Security Income