Do you remember your first time? The mere thought made your heart skip a beat, your breath a touch heavier and your palms perspire slightly. You just couldn't get it out of your head. You know, the thought that the federal government might pursue you or your client for failure to reimburse Medicare for conditional payments.
Okay, maybe this wasn't where you thought I was going, but Medicare reimbursement gives all attorneys cause to pause. What compliance options are available? On its face, the most tantalizing option involves asking opposing counsel to indemnify and hold your client harmless with regard to any claims asserted by Medicare to the settlement proceeds. While this may well be viable, tread lightly. This article provides a status update on the growing trend nationwide finding it to be ethically impermissible for an attorney to indemnify and hold another party harmless with regards to lien resolution issues. view more