Mallinckrodt Opioid Bankruptcy Trust: What Claimants Can Expect
MASSIVE has been selected as the exclusive lien resolution administrator for the Mallinckrodt Bankruptcy Trust’s PI Claimant Trust. If your law firm has claimants recovering from that trust, here’s what you can expect from MASSIVE:
Medicare, TriCare, VA, and Indian Health Services’ claims have been settled via an agreement with the Department of Justice. No lien resolution is needed for any of those organizations.
Medicaid liens will be reviewed and resolved for all claimants. This process includes automatic inclusion in HMS’s Medicaid program handling liens in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. If a claimant shows an address in a different state, MASSIVE will search that state’s Medicaid as well. The HMS program takes around 3-4 months for initial liens, while various state Medicaid programs range from less than a month to as much as 12 months (in California).
Four global Lien Resolution Programs, or LRPs, will exist and include all claimants. Those LRPs are organized with Rawlings, Optum/UnitedHealthcare, Benefit Recovery, and MSP Recoveries. These LRPs are designed to successfully return initial liens in 3 months.
Finally, any other private liens will be resolved if your law firm or the claims administrator identifies them.