Debating Medicare Compliance Requirements
Negar Matian, Attorney, Matian Law Group
Travis Smith, Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
1: 45 - 2: 45 p.m.
Whether to submit a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) agreement to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) for approval remains controversial. Some argue that without a specific law mandating
MSA submissions, claims payers can benefit by skipping the approval process and creating their
own legal compliance arrangements. Others argue that proper MSA reporting to CMS is essential
and reduces claims payers expense. Hear two attorney experts take opposing views to help you
decide which MSA management practices are appropriate for your organization’s claims.
• Use the statutes concerning MSAs to optimal advantage
Friday, Dec. 7
• Evaluate whether MSA legal burden can be satisfied without a
• Estimate the potential fallout of not getting CMS approval
Avoiding, Managing and Winning Workers’ Comp Litigation
Stuart Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford
Michael Stack, CEO, Amaxx LLC
10 - 11: 15 a.m.
Knowing how to rig the deck in your favor is essential when a case heads toward trial. The best
way to reduce legal expenses, however, is to avoid litigated claims altogether, making learning
how to do so equally critical. This session will focus on both aspects of litigation management,
knowing how to prevent court involvement and winning when trial is inevitable. The presenters
will also share strategies for hiring the right lawyers and dealing with those attorneys that don’t
understand the complexity of workers’ comp law.
• Give examples of tactics for reducing litigation
• Organize questions for obtaining optimal defense attorney performance
• Prepare to confidently walk into your next workers’ comp trial
NWCDC is routinely approved for
recertification credits from:
www.WCConference.com • 1-800-727-1227 11