InsituAcademy.com

CMS Enforcement Of MSP Regulations: You’re In Charge!

As of October 1, 2017, CMS has begun enforcement of existing regulations requiring MSA for liability settlements. In the first few days after implementation it became clear that most attorneys felt unprepared and unsure about how to comply with the new requirements. LMSA Consulting deals with hundreds of lawyers, of which more than 80% were without a plan or even the understanding …

InSituAcademy.com

MSP And The Plaintiff Attorney

I recall the moment I decided to figure all this out. I was called down to a mediation to help the plaintiff attorney, defense attorney, mediator, and structured settlement specialist figure out what in the world a “donut hole” meant. This might have been around 2008 or so, definitely soon after Medicare Secondary Payer regulations became part of our daily …

InSituAcademy.com

Winter Is Coming

“Winter is coming.” That three word statement resonates throughout the Game of Thrones series. It serves both as a reminder for the wary and a warning for the ignorant. Times may be good now, but they will get worse quickly when Winter arrives. Winter in the seven kingdoms meant the arrival of the White Walkers. Winter for plaintiff attorneys handling …

InSituAcademy.com

Used And Abused: The Many Faces Of Financial Exploitation

As Baby Boomers retire at a rate of 10,000 people per day and the proportion of seniors in the American populace grows at an incredible rate, there is concern that financial exploitation will increase, as well. Financial exploiters, after all, seem to find seniors an incredibly appealing target. Seniors often need help of some kind and, for a host of …

InSituAcademy.com

The Perfect Storm: Final Warnings From CMS About LMSAs

The Andrea Gail never had a chance. The Gloucester, MA fishing boat was old and rickety. Its grizzled crew experienced but vastly overmatched. And the storm it faced was simply perfect. Even the magic of Hollywood could not change the Andrea Gail’s fate when ‘The Perfect Storm’ was released in 2000. Spoiler alert: The Perfect Storm won. One fateful decision …

InSituAcademy.com

Individualizing The Complex Life Care Plan

Has the course of your life, or that of a loved one, been acutely or permanently altered by an accident or injury? Is your loved one receiving all possible benefits to which they are entitled as a result of their injury? Is your loved one surrounded with the care necessary to live a full and rewarding life regardless of their …