- October 13th, 2015
In 2006, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Eight Circuit’s decision in Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268 (2006), which has shaped the way State Medicaid programs are able to recover against Medicaid beneficiaries in third party lawsuits. As a result of Ahlborn, Medicaid’s recovery of third party settlement proceeds, at most, is limited to the amount of the settlement attributable to past medical expenses.
Precision Resolution, LLC and our staff of attorneys have had great success over the past several years significantly reducing or, even eliminating, Medicaid liens in New York State. Since 2011, Precision Resolution has put over $38 million back into the pockets of plaintiffs by negotiating and eliminating Medicaid, Medicare, self-funded ERISA plans, and other types of liens against the settlement in single claimant actions. Most importantly however, is that during this time period, hundreds of plaintiffs’ counsels, by deferring these complicated issues to Precision’s legal experts, have been able to focus on what gets them paid: their personal injury practices.