Medicare set-asides and the new CMS rules regarding the liability side of the house will take effect in July 2009. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Joan Pagnano, head of the Braintree, Massachusetts Ringler offices, revisit this hot topic with Peter Foley, Vice President of Claims Administration for the American Insurance Association, to explore next steps after the new rules take effect. They will discuss Peter’s role as liason to CMS, how these new rules may affect settlements and the insurance industry and get a structured settlement perspective on how to educate plaintiff attorneys about these new rules.

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!