Posts by Cheryl Mudd
$133k Private Lien Completely Waived
A Georgia man received significant injuries from a motor vehicle accident. His settlement did not fully compensate him for past and future pain and suffering. MASSIVE’s experts have a great relationship with this lien holder due to extensive work with them in the past. John Buford, Single Event Lead Attorney, and his team successfully…Read More
Do You Report to a Potential Lienholder?
When an attorney begins her case, the law firm has (hopefully) already asked the plaintiff about his health insurance. The attorney then asks herself; I need to tell this health insurance it may have a “lien” right? Here’s how to make that decision. First, recall that the term lien is generally a misnomer. Take…Read More
What Does an MSA Cover?
Do you have cases that need a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA)? Or maybe a Medical Cost Projection is a better fit? Let’s review what IS and IS NOT in a Medicare Set-Aside. Medicare Set-Asides cover the basics of medically necessary treatments and prescriptions: Medicare Part A Covers: Hospital care, home health care, skilled nursing facility,…Read More
Mastering Self-Funded ERISA Plans
ERISA Plans can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be. Educating yourself on how they operate is an essential step to achieving the best results for your case. In general, lien resolution can be a time-consuming and tedious process. But (because of recent power via the US Supreme Court) self-funded ERISA Plans can…Read More
MASSIVE Reduces Medicare Liens for Mass Tort Claimants by 94%
MASSIVE’s experts have been hard at work to help the claimants for one of our mass tort customers. The claimants are part of the Just for Men class action and have totaled $34,124 in Medicare liens. Our expert Mass Tort Lien Negotiation Specialist, Lauren Feder, worked tirelessly to reduce the Medicare liens down to…Read More
MASSIVE Partners, Ryan Weiner, Esq. and Marcy Spitz, Esq., Presenting at MAJ
The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is hosting their first Annual 2023 Summer Convention, June 7-9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ryan Weiner, Esq. and Marcy Spitz, Esq., Partners at MASSIVE, are excited to present at this event and help Michigan attorneys with their lien resolution questions. Agenda Highlights Include: Ryan Weiner, Esq. will be…Read More
Reducing Challenges in Mass Tort Cases
Mass tort lien resolution can be an extensive process; however, you or the lien resolution administrator can take some significant steps to reduce the challenge. To start, you want to be prepared and get started early. Before the claims administrator approves allocations for each plaintiff, the lien resolution administrator can establish global resolution programs…Read More
Your Mass Tort Case Settled. What’s Next?
Mass Tort cases are complex. In fact, the post-settlement process for certain Mass Torts can take two or three years even without an appeal. What must happen in that time period? First, more individuals might join the pool of claimants. Then, each claimant (or, more likely, their attorney) must prove up the claim and…Read More
Spending Too Much Time on Liens?
Lien rights for Medicare, Medicaid, and other forms of health insurance have been vastly expanded. These expanded rights mean healthcare liens have become an increasingly large portion of a personal injury law firm’s unbilled hours. Unfortunately, while law firms spend more time on these liens, these processes do not increase their revenue. Too much time…Read More
MASSIVE Reduces Nursing Home Medicaid Lien by over $65,000
Nursing home negligence liens are difficult to resolve. Recently, one of our firms represented a Missouri man who suffered from pressure sores and sepsis due to nursing home negligence. His treatments totaled $66,492 in Missouri Medicaid liens. Our experts know that Medicaid lienholders are entitled to recover claims as long as one diagnosis code…Read More