Medicare Secondary Payers Act

Special attention must be given to dealing with Medicare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in cases involving the interests and potential interests of Medicare. We are aware of a level of dissatisfaction with available options for dealing with Medicare issues and CMS in settlements, and a number of our clients have expressed interest in having Wisconsin attorneys with particular expertise in dealing with CMS and Medicare Set-Aside agreements (MSAs). We are committed to ensuring that all of our lawyers are well-versed on all issues under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. In addition, some of our lawyers have been designated as “Medicare Gurus.” These attorneys are responsible for ensuring that all of the lawyers in our firm are provided with the most recent updates regarding the Secondary Payer Act and Set-Asides. In addition, the “Medicare Gurus” are responsible for the submission of MSA proposals to CMS and the negotiation of those proposals with CMS. Our commitment to our clients is that we will take a detail-oriented approach to make sure that every settlement dollar spent on a MSA is well-justified and takes into account the obligations of the client under Wisconsin as well as federal law.