According to the Census Bureau, 54 million Americans have a disability. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Randy Dyer and guests, Gary L. Talbot, the Assistant General Manager for System Wide Accessibility with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Andrew J. Imparato, Full‑time President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of People with Disabilities, AAPD, to discuss the latest on the Americans with Disabilities Act. They take a look at how the down economy has affected programs for the disabled, the biggest issues facing people with disabilities today and the progress made over the years for people with disabilities.

The complexities of dealing with Medicare issues when resolving Workers’ Compensation and Liability Claims is a growing challenge for all parties involved in the claim resolution process. There’s help with that and more. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen looks at the newly formed subsidiary of Ringler, called Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. with President, David L. Hays. They explore the world of Medicare, workers compensation and liability claims, what lawyers and adjusters need to know and the advantages to the client.

As of January 1, 2010, there will be new rules pertaining to Medicare compliance.  In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Benjamin M. Basista from the law firm of Burns, White & Hickton, to look at the new rules regarding Medicare compliance and how they relate to the railroad industry. Larry and Ben will explore the Medicare reporting process, the issue of medical liens and how it all relates to the railroad industry.

In many workers’ comp cases,  claimants wrongly assume that Medicare should pay their medical expenses instead of their Medicare Set‑Aside account. And this mistake could lead to some serious and sometimes financially disastrous consequences. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Mike Westcott, the new president of the National Alliance of Medicare Set‑Aside Professionals, to discuss how to handle these workers’ comp issues, explore some of the workers’ comp and Medicare Set‑Aside concerns and look at impending liability issues.

The Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements have been pushed back and will go into effect on January 1, 2010. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Tim Doherty, MMSEA Advisor at Specialty Risk Services, LLC to discuss who will be affected by Medicare mandatory reporting requirements, look at real world consequences on handling claims and discuss the effect of SRS Medicare requirements on liability claims as well as structured settlements.

New rules pertaining to the Medicare Set-Aside Secondary Payer issue will take effect on July 1, 2009, creating significant changes. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Teddy Snyder, from Ringler’s Beverly Hills office and Attorney Nancy Adel, senior partner at Adel and Pollack, as they discuss the impact the new rules will have – how the new rules will affect settlements for Medicare beneficiaries and their lawyers.

Want to know more about medical settlement planning for both workers compensation and personal injury cases? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Hugh G. Bingham, from the Ringler office in Denver, Colorado, as they take a look into the world of medical settlement planning. Ringler Radio welcomes expert, Thomas F. Spratt, senior vice president of technical operations with Protocols LLC, to discuss Medicare set-asides, medical costs projections, and life care planning.

Medicare set asides, in compliance with the MSP, have become a hot topic in the area of workers compensation settlements with a wide range of approaches and interpretations. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and two expert guests to help sort this all out: Ken Paradis, CEO of Crowe Paradis Services Corp., and Rob Lewis, Chief Legal Officer at Crowe Paradis, the national Medicare compliance company based in the Boston area along with 6 other major locations. Crowe Paradis handles Medicare issues for a number of the nation’s leading carriers, third party administrators and self-insureds.

Ongoing developments with SSI (Supplementary Security Income) and CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) are important for any attorney to know about in cases that may be settled. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host Tom Murray both from Ringler as they get the latest from the experts, Attorney Jay Sangerman from the firm of Jay Sangerman, PLLC in New York and Attorney Patti Sitchler from the firm of Schoenbaum, Curphy and Scanlon, in San Antonio. When is a Medicare set-aside needed? What’s the criteria CMS uses for review? What impact is the Deficit Reduction Act having? Listen to this show for answers that are critical for your clients and much more!

Establishing a medicare setaside trust can be a daunting task. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, head of NE Operations, and Ringler Associate Tom Murray from the New York office as we turn to the experts to discuss what you need to know and how the process works. Attorney Jay Sangerman, who practices in the areas of trusts, supplemental needs trusts and estates and elder law in New York, lends his expertise along with Ray Blanchfield, Assistant Vice President with American Re-Insurance in Princeton, NJ. Our go-to experts explain the necessary coordination with the government and a typical real-life case for medicare setasides. This show is the best place to hear the facts on MSA’s!