Subrogation: Real Problems, Real Solutions

Date: 03/25/2015

SUBROGATION: Real Problems, Real Solutions
(for Maximizing Your Client's Net Recovery and Getting Paid)

Chairpersons: Maria Diamond & Bill Robison
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5.5 CLE Credits Approved (includes 0.5 Ethics/Professionalism) until March 25th, 2020
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle


8:50-9:00    Introduction

ERISA - Charting the Swamp

9:00-9:30    Does ERISA Truly Apply?  How to Find Out if Your Client's Health Plan Is Exempt.  Lisa Benedetti

9:30-10:00    If ERISA Applies, What Do You Do in a Post-McCutcheon World? Mike Maxwell

10:00-10:20    Defeating Subrogation Claims:  Revisiting Proof of Full Compensation.  Richard Platte

10:20-10:50    Demystifying Washington Subrogation Cases, Understanding the Interplay - Matusyk, Hamm, Winters, Sherry, Truong TrippShelly Speir

10:50-11:05    Break

Medical Liens - Legal Obligations and Collection Practices

11:05-11:25    If You Pay the Lien, Does Your Client Owe the Balance? 
John Webber

11:25-11:45    Multicare - Rohlke Liens, Avectus, and Other Bad Acts. 
Darrell Cochran

Protecting Your Client's Recovery from the State

11:45 - 12:10    Worker's Compensation Liens - Tobinizing the Settlement. Kathleen Kindred Keenan

12:10-12:35    DSHS/Medicaid - Making the Most of Ahlborn
Josh Brothers

12:35-1:05    Lunch Break

Protecting Your Client's Recovery from the Feds

1:05-1:35    Medicare:  Taming the MonsterRobert Bohm

1:35-2:05    Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! FEHBA, FMCRA/Tricare and More.  Shaun Huppert, Edmonds

2:05-2:35    Fighting Insurer Attempts to Avoid Mahler and Winters through Early Payment of Subrogation ClaimsPat LePley

2:35-3:05    Disbursement Dilemma - Ethical Obligations under RPC 1.15A when the Subrogation Amount Is Disputed.  
Sam Elder