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The Impact of Social Security Benefits and Medicare Compliance on Workers' Compensation Settlements

Webinar: ID# 1014061
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You will learn how the interrelationship between Social Security disability benefits and workers' compensation makes settlement of workers' compensation cases more attractive for the injured worker. This live webinar will also cover the possible off-set for Social Security old age benefits as a factor in valuing cases for settlement.

The parties to a workers' compensation case are now the worker, the employer/insurer and Medicare. You will learn how compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act affects both Medicare beneficiaries and nonbeneficiaries who are resolving the medical portion of a workers' compensation claim.

The panel will answer the following questions: Which cases are reported to Medicare? What are the obligations of the parties to Medicare? Can the cumbersome process of Medicare approval be avoided? How can the parties reasonably consider Medicare's interest without overfunding the Medical Savings Account?

Overview
  • The Benefit to the Injured Worker of Settling the Disability/Wage Loss Portion of the Claim
    • The Effect on Social Security Disability Benefits When Workers' Compensation Benefits Are Resolved
    • Language Needed in the Settlement Documents
    • The Effect of Social Security Old Age Benefits on Workers' Compensation Benefits
  • The Consideration of Medicare's Interest in the Settlement of the Medical Portion of the Claim
    • Where the Injured Worker Is a Medicare Beneficiary
    • Where the Injured Worker Is Not a Medicare Beneficiary
  • The Risks and Obligations of the Parties in Medicare Compliance
    • Consequences of Noncompliance to the Injured Worker and Employer
    • Avoiding Overfunding of Medicare Set-Asides: Reasonably Predicting the Cost of Future Care
Faculty

Aaron Frederickson
  • Attorney and the chief legal officer of MSP Compliance Solutions, LLC, which is a Minneapolis, Minnesota, based legal compliance and consulting firm
  • Gained his initial experience in Medicare compliance by working for over a decade in the Medicare compliance, workers' compensation and civil litigation sectors
  • Recognized national subject-matter expert on Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance matters
  • Serves on the board of directors of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) and is an active member of the Hennepin County Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota; B.A. degree, St. Cloud State University
Charles S. Katz Jr., Esq.
  • Engaged in the practice of law as a sole practitioner with an office in Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • More than 40 years practicing in workers' compensation law representing workers, employers, and insurers with an emphasis on Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance
  • Has been elected by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and holds the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Lectures nationally on the topic of workers' compensation and has been a regular Lorman Education speaker since 1985
  • Member of the Lexis-Nexis National Advisory Board for workers' compensation
  • Active member of NAMSAP (National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals)
  • J.D. degree, American University, Washington College of Law; B.S. degree, Bucknell University
  • Can be contacted at 610-296-5289 or chuck@ckatzlaw.com

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