Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute in Workers’ Compensation and Liability Claims

Venue: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Location: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 02, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 02, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA

Agenda Topics include:

•Overview of Medicare –Part A, B, C and D and intersection with GHP and Medicaid
•Conditional Payments
•Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements
•Mandatory Insurer Reporting under Section III
•Case Law & proposed Legislation

Cost $795.

All in-house counsel and insurance professionals always complimentary at Perrin Conferences.* Special Restrictions Apply. Registration fee is $795 and includes private website access to course materials, continental breakfast, lunches, refreshment breaks and networking receptions. Group discounts available, please inquire.

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Eric Belk, Senior Counsel, Claim Legal- Workers Compensation, Travelers, Hunt Valley, MD
Robert T. Lewis, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel/Vice President Sales & Marketing, Crowe Paradis Services Corporation, Medford, NJ
Mark Popolizio, Esq., Vice President of Customer Relations, NuQuest/Bridge Pointe, Longwood, FL

Co-Chair Bios:

Eric Belk, Senior Counsel, Claim Legal- Workers Compensation, Travelers
Hunt Valley, MD

After breaking into the industry in the 1980s as a multi-line claim representative at Cigna, Eric received his law degree from the University of Maryland. He litigated workers compensation matters for a large Travelers' primary panel counsel firm in Baltimore prior to joining St. Paul as a coverage attorney in 2002. As much as he liked coverage, he liked workers compensation better, and moved back into the workers compensation line in 2004.

As Senior Counsel in the Claim Legal - Workers Compensation and Shared Services Group at Travelers, his specialties are all things Workers Compensation and insurance - litigation, Medicare (WCMSAs, Conditional Payment Reimbursement and Mandatory Insurer Reporting), policy coverage, return-to-work, best practices, policies, processes, training and training resource materials, compensability and exposure management, appellate review, privacy and HIPAA, foreign voluntary coverages, Federal WC coverages, annuities and trusts, and some regulatory and compliance issues.

Robert T. Lewis, Esq., Crowe Paradis Services Corporation
Medford, NJ

Robert Lewis is Chief Legal Officer for Crowe Paradis Services Corporation, a national Medicare Compliance company. He is a founding member and former President of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP); Chairman of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Medicare Compliance Committee; and a Member of the Steering Committee for the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC). In 2004, he was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “Top 40 lawyers under the age of 40” based in large part on his accomplishments in the Medicare arena.

He has published a number of articles addressing Medicare compliance including articles found in: For the Defense, The New Jersey Law Journal, Medley’s Managed Care Liability Report, Andrews Health Law, New Jersey Lawyer, Mealey’s Litigation Report: Employer Liability Insurance, and Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual.

Prior to joining Crowe Paradis, Mr. Lewis was a partner in the New Jersey law firm of Capehart & Scatchard.

Mark Popolizio, Esq., Vice President of Customer Relations, NuQuest/Bridge Pointe
Longwood, FL

Mark Popolizio, Esq., is the Vice President of Customer Relations for NuQuest/Bridge Pointe. Prior to joining NuQuest/Bridge Pointe, Mark practiced law for ten years concentrating in the areas of workers’ compensation defense and insurance defense litigation. Mark developed a national Medicare practice that included Medicare Set-Asides and general compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute. While in private practice, Mark represented numerous carriers, third party administrators and self insureds. In addition to his workers’ compensation and Medicare practices, Mark served as the Executive Director of the Negotiated Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program (NWCIP) which is an alternative dispute resolution system under the Florida workers’ compensation act.

Mark served as Vice President of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) from 2006-2008 and remains active with NAMSAP concentrating on education and legislative matters. He was also a featured instructor on Medicare and Life Care Planning issues with the former University of Florida/Medipro LLC program.

Over the past several years and currently, Mark has been a featured presenter a numerous seminars and other industry events across the country. His presentations have included Medicare Basics, Medicare Set-Asides, Medicare Conditional Payments, Medicare Part D (prescription drugs), and Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act.

Mark has also authored numerous articles addressing several topics related to Medicare Secondary Payer compliance issues. Mark is currently involved in legislative efforts in Congress regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act (H.R. 4796). Mark grew up in Wallingford, Connecticut. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut with Bachelor of Science degrees in Legal Studies and Sociology. Mark relocated to South Florida in 1992 to attend law school at Nova Southeastern University School of Law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. While at law school, Mark served as a Judicial Clerk to the late Honorable John D. Wessel (15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida) and was a research assistant for Professor Leslie Larkin Cooney. Mark graduated from Nova in 1995 and is licensed to practice law in Florida and Connecticut. He resides in Miami, Florida.