MAJ Lunch and Learn Q&A

MAJ Lunch and Learn Q&A by Ryan Weiner, Esq. COO of MASSIVE

MASSIVE COO and attorney, Ryan Weiner, Esq., recently presented to the Michigan Association for Justice on how Michigan’s No-Fault Reform impacts Medicare liens. Michigan’s no-fault has changed from always unlimited to various limits (including, for some drivers, unlimited). The following are questions Ryan received during that presentation and Ryan’s answers.     Question: “CMS will…

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MAJ’s Virtual Lunch and Learn, Featuring MASSIVE’s COO Ryan Weiner Tomorrow on January 26, 2022

Grab your laptop and lunch and join MASSIVE’s COO, Ryan Weiner tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. ET as he discusses how to handle Michigan’s No-Fault Reform.    If you’re a Michigan attorney and wondering how to properly investigate and resolve the many insurance liens possible with the PIP structure, then you won’t want to miss MAJ’s virtual Lunch and Learn.     Register today and we’ll see you tomorrow! 

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How Many Files Can Medicare Open for One Lawsuit?

Most lien holders have one file for all of an individual plaintiff’s settlements. Medicare can have multiple for each of an individual plaintiff’s settlements.   Medicare’s process has its roots in something called Section 111, or Mandatory Insurer Reporting. That law requires all defendants notify Medicare of payments they make, whether they are paying voluntarily…

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Medicare’s Agents: CMS, BCRC, and CRC

For Medicare Liens, the agency is represented by one branch of the government and two contractors. Those actors are: CMS – the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS is the government agency involved in Medicare Liens and works beneath Health and Human Services of the Executive Branch; BCRC – the Benefit Coordination & Recovery…

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Ryan Weiner, COO of MASSIVE to present at MAJ Virtual Lunch and Learn “Liens After No-Fault Reform” January 26, 2022

Michigan’s No-Fault/PIP structure remains unique to the other 49 states’ structures. We live in a state where one automobile accident can lead to three lawsuits for one individual (PIP, BI, and UM or UIM). At the same time, our PIP structure can allow for policies ranging from very limited coverage to unlimited lifetime coverage. Medicare…

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MASSIVE Reduces Malpractice Victim’s ERISA Lien to Zero

MASSIVE stepped in to resolve a lien after a cancer misdiagnosis lead to confusion regarding the preexisting need for treatment. A Michigan plaintiff was told she had one type of cancer, received treatment for it, then was informed that she had been misdiagnosed with another type of cancer. The plaintiff began the correct form of…

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Michigan’s No-Fault Law and Health Insurance Liens

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Michigan’s new No-Fault PIP law creates a choice for all Michigan drivers. Any auto insurance policy effective after July 1, 2020 (new or renewed) allows drivers a choice of six coverage levels – each with a different lien resolution impact: $0 / Allowable Expenses Exclusion – This opt-out of PIP requires all household members to…

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Med Lien Supports the Michigan Association for Justice Annual Convention

Massive is a long time supporter of the Michigan Association for Justice, and we are excited to be exhibiting at the Annual Convention May 11-12, 2018! Massive is the country’s most accurate and reliable lien resolution company. We resolve liens with Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, ERISA, Military and VA. We save firms time by removing the frustrating lien resolution process. Massive…

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Ahlborn is Back – Retroactively. What it Means.

Nearly every trial lawyer association has put out an alert by now: “Ahlborn is back!” “Permanent & Retroactive Ahlborn ‘Fix’” “Ahlborn… Resurrected?!” You get it. We get it. Everybody gets it. Ahlborn, it’s a thing again. But what does that mean for you? First – a quick history. The Ahlborn case involved the plaintiff arguing…

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Michigan Applies Ahlborn v. Arksansas

Another state has extended the Medicaid Lien limitations developed in Ahlborn v. Arkansas. This time, it’s our home state: Michigan, in a clear holding that seems to suggest Medicaid and Managed Medicaid Programs (like the respondent Meridian Health Plan) should work to settle their liens rather than force apportionment hearings. If you practice in Michigan…

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