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Florida Supreme Court Cites Synergy CEO as an Authority in Important Collateral Sources Ruling

The Supreme Court issued its ruling in John Joerg, Jr., etc. et. al. v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company on October 15, 2015. The opinion is exceedingly important as it reinforces application of the collateral sources rule to bar evidence of future Medicare benefits which may be potentially received by the plaintiff. So there can be no set of against future medical expenses for payments Medicare may make in the future.

This important decision cited to Synergy CEO, Jason Lazarus’ article on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. The court stated:

“Failure to comply with the reporting requirement results in a $1,000 per day, per claim civil penalty. See id.; see also generally Jason D. Lazarus, Medicare Myths: What Every Trial Lawyer Should Know About the MSP and Liability Medicare Set Asides, Fla. B.J., Nov. 2010, at 46.”

Mr. Lazarus has been recognized as a national thought leader in the area of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance with numerous published articles on the subject and countless CLE presentations. Synergy is on the forefront of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. It offers unique Medicare Set Aside and Conditional Payment Resolution services. It even offers combined services to address set asides and conditional payments with its Medicare 360 service. Synergy’s Medicare refund services recently obtained a refund from Medicare in the amount of $159,061.85 as the result of a waiver request. Many of Synergy’s competitors say that isn’t possible but in 2015 alone, Synergy has recovered $1,799,641.62 back from Medicare and since the service was started in 2014 it has recovered in excess of $2.4 million back from Medicare for deserving clients.

Turn to Synergy when you need a superior Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance partner.

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