As Medicare has become an increasingly important part of defense litigation, Marshall Dennehey has remained at the forefront of this emerging area of law since the Center for Medicare Services implemented its regulations in 2001. While our Medicare work began as a supplement to the workers’ compensation practice, it has rapidly expanded and is a necessity for all areas of defense litigation.

    As such, we have formed a stand-alone practice group dedicated to Medicare compliance matters. Our boutique practice group provides accurate assessments and continuity of service. Cases are handled from start to finish by the same attorney, providing a single point of contact for information and advice throughout the pendency of the case.

    Our Medicare team has the comprehensive knowledge necessary to effectively handle set-asides in all parts of the country. We are well-versed in federal and state liability systems, as well as the workers’ compensation systems. In addition to protecting Medicare’s interests through set-asides, we also alert our clients to the involvement of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reporting Law. We offer cogent advice regarding case settlements, including the use of structured settlements and other strategies to bring cases to conclusion. We are willing and able to work with lawyers throughout the country to provide the support they need regarding Medicare issues.

    National Medicare Services Provided:

    • Medicare set-aside allocations for workers’ compensation and liability cases.

    • Conditional payment searches.

    • Submissions to Medicare for set aside approval.
    • Consultations regarding Medicare issues.
    • Attendance at mediations, along with your defense counsel, to effectively settle cases.
    • Preparing Medicare language for settlement documents.

    • Expedited services.

    Not only do we have the requisite knowledge and experience to address any Medicare related need, we also provide these services on a cost-effective basis. The members of our Medicare Compliance Practice Group are available to help you find the right strategy to achieve your goals.