DETERMINE IF THE MEDICARE SECONDARY PAYER Act APPLIES
Knowing whether your client is on Medicare or will be Medicare-eligible within 30 months of the settlement date is the first step in avoiding penalties for non-compliance. If the MSPA applies, then action must be taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Medicare beneficiaries who fail to consider Medicare’s interests risk losing a portion, if not all of their settlement proceeds. Moreover, their attorneys may also face significant financial penalties.
Our compliance experts provide free case consultations to determine whether the MSPA applies, and if so, we help ascertain the best course of action.
KNOW WHAT TOOLS ARE AT YOUR DISPOSAL
A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is the preferred vehicle used to manage settlement proceeds for Medicare beneficiaries. ARCHER’s team of dedicated attorneys and nurses oversee every Medicare Set-Aside with meticulous attention to detail. Our average MSA turnaround time is five business days or less and we offer assistance in establishing both professional and self-administration.
ARCHER guides claimants through the hurdles of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance from start to finish, with services such as:
- Medical cost projections
- Life care plan to MSA conversions
- MSA submissions to CMS
- Apportionment legal opinions
- MSP consulting and training
- Annuity funding options
- Establishment of professional MSA administration
When the answers aren’t clear and the stakes are high, ARCHER’s compliance tools are at the ready to protect your firm and your clients.