SMART Limits Time Period for Medicare to Enforce MSP Liabilities

SMART was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 10, 2013.  A critical component of this legislation was to have a clear period of limitation established.  Before SMART, various cases were working themselves through the Courts with inconsistent rulings...

Medicare Realities We Face Now that the Presidential Election is Over

A common question Franco Signor is asked centers around Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) penalty enforcement.  When Mandatory Insurance Reporting (MIR) became law in 2007, insurance companies, including self insurance, faced penalties of $1,000 for each day a workers’...

Liability Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements – What to Believe?

An article recently published in The Brief (Fall 2012), within the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, may lead the reader to draw the wrong conclusion about how to protect Medicare’s interest when settling a general liability...