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Since 2001, Walton Lantaff has worked with insurers to protect Medicare’s interests pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute (42 U.S.C. 1395y(b)(2)). The MSP is a cutting edge and fast paced area of the law, requiring dedicated attorneys with the knowledge and experience to monitor the ever changing rules and regulations promulgated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Walton Lantaff’s Medicare department offers a full range of services for worker’s compensation claims and liability cases. These services include:

  • future Medicare Set-Aside Allocations including CMS submission
  • informal future medical cost projections
  • determination of conditional payment investigation and resolution
  • revisions of MSA Allocations
  • drafting appropriate release language for the settlement of cases involving the Medicare beneficiary
  • legal consultation regarding the reasonable protection of Medicare’s interests while negotiating settlements
  • legal consultation regarding the new MMSEA § 111 reporting provisions

Walton Lantaff’s Medicare Consulting practice group is spearheaded by partner Michele Ready, of the Miami office. Ms. Ready is a member of NAMSAP (National Association of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals) and has lectured throughout the state of Florida regarding Medicare Set Asides and Mandatory Insurer Reporting issues. She is one of the few attorneys in the State of Florida who has obtained the Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified (MSCC) designation assigned by the ICHCC.