Meet NuQuest’s Legal and Settlement Consultant Team

NuQuest’s expanded services now include access to a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance legal team. Headed by Robert Sagrillo, President of NuQuest and Chief Legal Officer, the team assists our customers in evaluating their MSP obligations in settlements and works with them to facilitate optimal outcomes.

Robert Sagrillo, JD, Chief Legal Officer and President of NuQuest, is a highly respected professional in the Medicare set-aside arena and was one of the first Medicare set-aside advisors in the country. Mr. Sagrillo draws on his expertise in public benefits, trust and estate planning, and tax to advise his clients on the best and most cost-effective way to maximize benefits for claimants, while minimizing the overall cost and liability for insurance companies and employers. Many of the nation’s largest self-insured employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers turn to Mr. Sagrillo regularly for consultation.

Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, NuQuest’s Director of Compliance, holds a law degree from IIT’s Chicago Kent College of Law with an undergraduate business degree from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining NuQuest, she spent over twenty years specializing in workers’ compensation defense work in the Chicago area. Rasa utilizes her extensive experience in handling workers’ compensation cases when consulting with clients about Medicare Secondary
Payer (MSP) compliance issues. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and is an active member of the National Alliance for Medicare SetAside Professionals (NAMSAP) organization, serving on the Evidence-Based Medicine, Communications and Liability Committees.

Patrick Czuprynski is an Illinois licensed attorney and Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified with substantial experience in the areas of workers’ compensation litigation and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance. Patrick has handled hundreds of claims in various jurisdictions dealing with Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance issues including, but not limited to: conditional payment negotiations, Medicare Set-Aside submissions and redetermination requests, settlement contract and release negotiation, and Section 111 compliance.

The NuQuest Settlement Consultant team has extensive experience analyzing and strategizing to assist in the settlement of medical-legal claims and have the longest tenure in the Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance (MSP) industry. The NuQuest Settlement Consultants work to assist you with the cost containment and settlement of workers’ compensation and liability
claims, from the initial medical cost projections to the final set-aside allocation and administration

The NuQuest Settlement Consultant Team members are:

Becky Coombs – Becky has over 30 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims with a focus on high-exposure claims. Becky is also well versed in Federal claims, including US Longshore and Harbor claims, Defense Base Act claims, and Jones Act claims.

Jennifer Shymanski, JD, CMSP – Jennifer has over ten years of experience in claims with a focus on structured settlement annuities. She works with clients to establish and implement their Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance programs and directs the Triage process before the MSA is completed.

PJ Smith – In his over 30 year insurance career, PJ handled both Workers’ Compensation and Liability claims. PJ worked at both the adjuster level and management levels handling complex and catastrophic claims. He was also a home office examiner responsible for supervision of several states.

Thomas Spratt, CMSP – With more than 30 years of management experience in the insurance industry in both Workers’ Compensation and Liability, Tom is NuQuest’s Director of Settlement Services. Tom oversees assessment of client’s MSP compliance programs, training of claims staff and client settlement strategies. His main focus is on exposure assessment, mitigation opportunities and identification / implementation of settlement options.