Expectations for 2016

As we begin 2016, we expect CMS’ new final conditional payment recovery process to
assist in expediting the settlement process for cases involving Medicare beneficiaries.
We anticipate future litigation to arise regarding the definition of the “settlement date”.
This year is also likely to see greater efforts by states to collect Medicaid liens from
settlements. Greater uniformity among the state third-party recovery processes would
be welcome and is being sought by various groups.
We look forward to serving your Medicare / Medicaid Secondary Payer compliance
needs in 2016.