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Liens: A Practical Approach for Our Practices
Published by New York State Trial Lawyers Association

2.5 Skills credits

This seminar will provide attendees with a practical approach on how to deal with the many and varied claims of liens that are asserted against our clients' personal injury and wrongful death recoveries. It will offer a "how to" approach of when to consider potential liens and how to handle the process, including Medicaid, Medicare, Insured ERISA and self-funded ERISA and federal employees claims.

  • What is the GOL 5 -335 and does it apply to my case?

  • When and how do I notify Medicare about my case?

  • What are and the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal and what good are they to me?

  • How and when do I notify Medicare of a settlement and how much do I owe?

  • What is a Medicare Set Aside and do I need one?

  • What is Medicare Advantage and do I care?

  • When and how do I notify DSS about my case?

  • How is a Medicaid lien created?

  • Is the DSS lien valid?

  • How much does my client owe to DSS and can I do anything about it?

  • What is the difference between a DSS lien and a DSS claim?

  • What is an ERISA plan and are they all the same?

  • How do I handle a claim for erisa reimbursementl?

  • What is the difference between Self-Funded and Insured ERISA plans?

Helene E. Blank, Esq.
NYSTLI Dean Emeritus
Blank & Star, PLLC
Joan Lensky Robert, Esq.
Kasoff, Robert & Lerner, LLP
John Tomsky, Esq.
Counsel to the firm Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C.
Originally Published
May 6, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Liens: A Practical Approach for Our Practices - Video
  2. Liens: A Practical Approach for Our Practices - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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