From Jack’s Desk: PMLS Video #42 DOJ Escalates the Targeting of Trial Attorneys
Another big settlement reached between the DOJ and trial attorneys! This time, a Baltimore law firm has paid $91,406.98 to resolve allegations related to Medicare Conditional Payments.
The details of this case reveal that the DOJ has significantly upped the ante. They make it clear that entering into a joint agreement with co-counsel can make you an accessory to the violation of mishandling Medicare Conditional Payments. Jack has the news and analysis for you.
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Make sure that you and your firm are ready.
Within the DOJ press release that Jack refers to in the video above are two salient quotes every trial attorney serving injury victims needs to be cognizant of:
“Plaintiffs’ attorneys cannot refer a case to or enter into a joint representation agreement with co-counsel and simply wash their hands clean of their obligations to reimburse Medicare for its conditional payments,”
“We intend to hold attorneys accountable for failing to make good on their obligations to repay Medicare for its conditional payments, regardless of whether they were the ones primarily handling the litigation for the plaintiff.”
Here is a link to that DOJ Press release so you can see it with your own eyes: https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/baltimore-plaintiffs-law-firm-saiontz-kirk-pa-pays-united-states-over-90000-settle
We’ve told you before about other attorneys who have been sued over Medicare issues – see this link for more information: www.AttorneysSuedOverMedicareIssues.com
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