Recording Date: December 8, 2010
Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes
Audio Package: $299
Self Study/Alternate Format CLE: Self-study credit may be available in your state(s) of license for watching a video or listening to an audio recording. Refer to your state bar’s MCLE guidelines for the number of reportable credits permissible via these formats.

I. Best Practices for Complying with New Medicare Reporting Requirements – What EVERY Attorney Needs to Know
•The Medicare Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA)-what is it and why is it important to most personal injury matters
•What is so important about October 1, 2010 and January 2, 2011-What you need to know now
•Best practices for handling claims and compliance strategies, including how to improve government response timelines
•The roles and benefits of using a third party administrator (TPA) and understanding the system-set-aside arrangements
Sylvius von Saucken, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer, The Garretson Firm Resolution Group, Inc.,
Cincinnati, OH
Brett Newman, The Lien Resolution Group, Bardonia, NY
Will Shapiro, Principal, The Plaintiff’s Resource, Austin, TX
Marc Weingarten, Esq., Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia

II. Understanding the Ethical Concerns Involved with Medicare Reporting
• Can you outsource lien resolution, under what circumstances and what level of oversight is required, Model Rule 5.3?
• Is it ethical to involve another attorney on a reverse contingency fee to resolve lien? Model Rule 1.5
• What does a client need to understand about obligations to Medicare, the use of third parties, and how this all relates to their recovery  and fees, Model Rules 1.4 and 1.5
• Special considerations for your fee agreement, Model Rule 1.5
• How to be a zealous advocate and provide expeditious legal services in light of MMSEA requirements, Model Rules 1.3 and 3.2
• Confidentiality issues with outsourcing and with statements to Medicare, Model Rule 1.6
• Set asides and defense counsel-how to deal with them ethically
Marc Weingarten, Esq., Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia
Janet Walsh, Esq., Locks Law Firm, New York
Kathy Byrne, Esq., Cooney & Conway, Chicago