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Please note that Attorney Bruzonsky has been doing this regular “Liens Corner” column since April 2006. His last “Liens Corner” article was for the November/December 2017 issue of The Advocate, having stepped down from this regular column, as he now works part-time (and is part-time retired) exclusively handling large subrogation/lien claims in very large personal injury and medical malpractice cases for other attorneys. However, attorney Bruzonsky may add notes to this website under the subject lien article headers from time to time. (Please keep in mind that this site contains general information for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advise, which can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiair with all the facts and circumstances of your specific case and relevant law.) 

 

 

2017-07/08: Reminder Ahlborn Expires Oct 1, 2017

October 16th, 2017 03:10:39 pm


AHCCCS Liens:

 

Another Reminder: Mark your calender and cases with AHCCCS liens that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, §202(b)(1)(B)  effectively eliminates the U.S. Supreme Court holdings [in Ark. Dept. of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268, 126 S.Ct. 1752 (2006) and Wos v. E.M.A., 548 U.S. ___, 133 S.Ct. 1391 (2013)] requiring AHCCCS to pro-rata reduce lien claims equitably based on the amount recovered divided by the cases’s “full value” as of October 1, 2017.  At this time there is no indication that Congress is going to rescue us from this. To the extent you are able to, particularly if you have a large AHCCCS lien, get the case settled get your notice of settlement and Ahlborn lien reduction demand into AHCCCS prior to October 1, 2017. Of course, don’t be surprised if AHCCCS, known for months and months of delay in both providing final lien itemizations and then further delay in providing lien reductions (especially Ahlborn lien reductions), attempts to apply post-October 1, 2017 federal anti-Ahlborn law retroactively, thus necessitating further litigation.

{Added Note: Be sure to contend that Ahlborn applies for all medical expenses/benefits incurred prior to October 1, 2017.)

 

 

 



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