This CLE will outline how the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) impacts the attorney’s ability to successfully negotiate settlement of a liability claim. Failure to properly account for Medicare’s interests in a settlement can have long lasting impacts on both plaintiffs and defendants. This CLE will point out pitfalls and potential complications imposed by the MSP statute that can derail settlement negotiations. And the CLE will provide guidance on how to avoid these pitfalls and reach a successful resolution of the claim.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
Future Medical Allocations: When do you need them?
Determine Medicare A/B /C and D Conditional Payment amounts
What is the PAID Act and how does it impact my settlement?
Anticipated new rules impacting MSP compliance
Date / Time: October 13, 2021
1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.
On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.
Christine Hummel | Hummel Consultation Services
Christine is the President and founder of Hummel Consultation Services, a legal consultation practice specializing in the application of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. An active attorney with licensure in the state of Colorado, she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in May 2000. In 2002 Christine opened her own firm, which recently celebrated its nineteenth continuous year of operation. With over twenty years of experience, Christine is a published author and popular speaker on a wide array of topics related to Medicare compliance.
Christine has significant experience working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in regarding applicability of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act to liability and workers’ compensation settlements. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and includes with her legal experience work in Medicaid, probate, and elder law. Christine volunteers her free time by giving presentations on the roles of women throughout multiple time periods in history.
I. Future Medical Allocations: When do you need them? | 1:00-1:30
II. Determine Medicare A/B /C and D Conditional Payment amounts | 1:30-2:00
III. Break | 2:00-2:10
IV. What is the PAID Act and how does it impact my settlement? | 2:10-2:40
V. Anticipated new rules impacting MSP compliance | 2:40-3:10