Contingent Liability for Unresolved Medicare Liens
in General Liability Cases
How You Can Better Manage the Growing Risk
Thursday, January 17th, 2008
Le Meridien Hotel
333 Battery St., San Francisco
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Absent the resolution of the Medicare Lien at the same time the claimant/plaintiff claim is settled,
your company risks being sued by the Government for reimbursement up to five years post-
closure. The growing Medicare shortfall in Washington DC has many politicians looking for ways
to bridge the funding gap and it is no secret that active prosecution of Lien Reimbursement claims
could provide a windfall that includes double damages and the recovery of attorney’s fees.
Learn the nuts and bolts of how to cut through the red tape and ensure that a Medicare Lien does
not delay the resolution of your GL claim. Get the forms and the phone numbers that have been
successfully used by plaintiff counsel, defense counsel and the claims manager to resolve liens
and avoid the contingent risk of the claim reopening.
Also learn how you can get involved in current lobbying efforts to institute formal legislation to
compel Medicare to respond during the claim/lawsuit and repeal the statute of limitations.
Elisa Zitano – Trial Lawyer, Sacramento
Paul Caleo – Partner, Burnham Brown, Oakland
Roy Franco – Senior Director, Casualty Claims, Safeway Stores
James Price – Senior Consultant, Aon Global Risk Consultants, San Francisco
Registration must be received no later than 11:00 am on Monday, January 15, 2008
1) Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please note method of payment);
2) Mail the below form with your check payable to Golden Gate RIMS to Laurie Martin, Edgewood
Partners, 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 101, San Mateo, CA 94403 or
3) Fax the form to Laurie Martin at (650) 295-4622.
Cost: $45 RIMS Members & Associates $50 Non-RIMS Members
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