As we approach the end of 2012, the nation waits on news regarding the “fiscal cliff” and whether a compromise can be reached on Capitol Hill. What exactly is the “fiscal cliff” and what are the possible resolutions? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague and co-host, Rich Ryan and guest, Dr. Christopher Coyne, Economist and Associate Professor of Finance at St. Joseph’s University, to talk about the potential impact of the fiscal cliff and the security of structured settlements.
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On our last podcast, Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, we explored Medicare Secondary Compliance and how to avoid pitfalls in your practice. On this edition of The Landy Law Letter, host John L. Torvi, from the Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency of Needham, Massachusetts follows up with Attorney Michael E. Civittolo from Lawrence & Associates, to talk about some of the new developments in Medicare Secondary Compliance.
A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is the expected amount of money that Medicare would normally pay for medical and prescription drug expenses for a Workers’ Compensation or a third-party injury. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, to talk about Medicare set-asides and the need to become familiar with the Medicare process. Larry and Cindy chat about when Medicare set-asides come into play during the settlement process, how MSA’s are funded and the relationship between Medicare set-asides on the Medicare side, and the whole area of Medicaid.
According to the Census Bureau, 54 million Americans have a disability. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Randy Dyer and guests, Gary L. Talbot, the Assistant General Manager for System Wide Accessibility with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Andrew J. Imparato, Full‑time President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of People with Disabilities, AAPD, to discuss the latest on the Americans with Disabilities Act. They take a look at how the down economy has affected programs for the disabled, the biggest issues facing people with disabilities today and the progress made over the years for people with disabilities.
The complexities of dealing with Medicare issues when resolving Workers’ Compensation and Liability Claims is a growing challenge for all parties involved in the claim resolution process. There’s help with that and more. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen looks at the newly formed subsidiary of Ringler Associates, called Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. with President, David L. Hays. They explore the world of Medicare, workers compensation and liability claims, what lawyers and adjusters need to know and the advantages to the client.
As of January 1, 2010, there will be new rules pertaining to Medicare compliance. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Benjamin M. Basista from the law firm of Burns, White & Hickton, to look at the new rules regarding Medicare compliance and how they relate to the railroad industry. Larry and Ben will explore the Medicare reporting process, the issue of medical liens and how it all relates to the railroad industry.
In many workers’ comp cases, claimants wrongly assume that Medicare should pay their medical expenses instead of their Medicare Set‑Aside account. And this mistake could lead to some serious and sometimes financially disastrous consequences. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Mike Westcott, the new president of the National Alliance of Medicare Set‑Aside Professionals, to discuss how to handle these workers’ comp issues, explore some of the workers’ comp and Medicare Set‑Aside concerns and look at impending liability issues.
The Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements have been pushed back and will go into effect on January 1, 2010. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Tim Doherty, MMSEA Advisor at Specialty Risk Services, LLC to discuss who will be affected by Medicare mandatory reporting requirements, look at real world consequences on handling claims and discuss the effect of SRS Medicare requirements on liability claims as well as structured settlements.
Hear how to properly settle a workers’ comp case and comply with statutory requirements to create a medicare set aside program, allocation or trust. On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, and Attorney Neal Winston from the firm, Moschella & Winston LLP, update Medicare Set-aside issues and discuss the implemented changes that will affect liability cases in 2009.
New rules pertaining to the Medicare Set-Aside Secondary Payer issue will take effect on July 1, 2009, creating significant changes. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Teddy Snyder, from the Ringler Associates’ Beverly Hills office and Attorney Nancy Adel, senior partner at Adel and Pollack, as they discuss the impact the new rules will have – how the new rules will affect settlements for Medicare beneficiaries and their lawyers.