CMS Issues a Technical Alert on the PAID Act

On December 11, 2020, the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act was signed into law by then-President Trump, with the express intent to assist settling parties to identify whether settling claimants to personal injury lawsuits are also Medicare Advantage (Part C) or Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) beneficiaries, triggering the need for reimbursement under federal law.

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Advice for Working with Sex Abuse Claimants – Sensitivity and Empathy are Key

In recent years, there has been an increase in litigation involving sexual abuse, as evidenced by recent lawsuits involving the Boy Scouts of America, numerous Catholic dioceses, and sports figures such as Larry Nassar. While the increase in cases is abhorrent, the #MeToo movement has helped give survivors a voice against their abusers while the increased focus on litigation has resulted in compensation for those survivors. Handling sexual abuse cases requires special considerations that may not be present in other mass tort cases.

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