North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual

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In this Fourth Edition of the North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual, readers will find several original chapters completely re-written to reflect new state laws, including the ERISA and Medicare chapters. This 700+ page manual provides fingertip access to more than 35 sample forms, letters, and complaints, and includes dozens of practice tips and pointers. It also contains the text of relevant state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law.

Edited by Christopher R. Nichols, a leading personal injury attorney and NCAJ member, this comprehensive and user-friendly fourth edition is a bestselling publication that is intended to help simplify the complexity that characterizes personal injury liens, and to provide information you need to secure maximum net recovery for your clients. 

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1.  MEDICAL PROVIDER LIENS 

I.  Background

II.  Who May Claim a Lien?

III.  Funds Encompassed by the Lien

IV.  Requirements to "Perfect" the Lien

V.  Notice Requirements

VI.  Addressing the Lien

VII.  Interaction with Other Liens

VIII.  Assignments of Benefits v. Liens

IX.  Miscellaneous Considerations

X.  Appendix



CHAPTER 2.  MEDICARE

I.  Background

II.  Who May Claim the Right of Recovery

III.  Funds Encompassed by the Right of Recovery

IV.  Notice Requirements

V.  Requirements to Perfect the Right of Recovery

VI.  Addressing the Right of Recovery

VII.  Medicare Set-Asides - Workers' Compensation Claims

VIII.  Interaction with Other Liens

IX.  Ignoring the Right of Recovery

X.  Miscellaneous

XI.  Conclusion

XII.  Appendix



CHAPTER 3.  MEDICAID

I.  Background

II.  Funds Encompassed by the Right of Recovery

III.  Notice Requirements

IV.  Requirements to Perfect the Right of Reimbursement

V.  Addressing the Right of Recovery

VI.  Appendix



CHAPTER 4.  TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' HEALTH PLAN (SEHP), COST PLUS PLANS, & NC HEALTH CHOICE PLAN

I.  Legislative Background of SEHP Lien

II.  Who May Claim The Right of Recovery

III.  Funds Encompassed by the Right Of Recovery

IV.  Notice Requirements

V.  Requirements to Perfect the Right of Recovery

VI.  Addressing the Right of Recovery

VII.  Right of Recovery Calculation Examples

VIII.  Interaction with Other Liens

IX.  Ignoring the Right of Recovery

X.  Cost Plus Plans of Subrogation

XI.  NC Health Choice Plan Claims of Subrogation

XII.  Appendix



CHAPTER 5.  STATUS OF REIMBURSEMENT/LIEN CLAIMS OF ERISA COVERED SELF-INSURED HEALTH PLANS IN NORTH CAROLINA

I.  Introduction

II.  The Bottom Line

III.  Ethical Obligations as an Officer of the Court

IV.  A Guide for Dealing with the ERISA Reimbursement Claim

V.  Litigation

VI.  The ERISA Reimbursement Problem

VII.  Conclusion

VIII.  Appendix



CHAPTER 6.  WORKERS'COMPENSATION LIENS AND THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS

I.  Introduction

II.  Jurisdictional Prerequisites

III.  Procedural Guidelines

IV.  Reducing a Workers' Compensation Lien vis-a-vis the UM Statute

V.  UIM/LIEN Reduction Issues

VI.  Conclusion

VII.  Appendix



CHAPTER 7.  TRICARE/VETERANS ADMINISTRATION/FEHBA

I.  TRICARE

II.  Veterans Administration

III.  FEHBA Subrogation/Reimbursement Claims

IV.  Appendix



CHAPTER 8.  MEDICAID ESTATE RECOVERY PLAN

I.  Overview

II.  Authority

III.  Who Are The Qualified Medicaid Recipients?

IV.  Funds Encompassed By The Right Of Recovery

V.  Medicaid Notice Requirements

VI.  Waiver

VII.  Interaction With Other Liens

VIII.  Conclusion

IX.  Appendix



CHAPTER 9.  CHILD SUPPORT LIENS

I.  Background

II.  Who May Claim the Lien

III.  Funds Encompassed by the Lien

IV.  Notice Requirements

V.  Requirements to Perfect the Lien

VI.  Addressing the Lien

VII.  Lien Calculation Examples

VIII.  Interaction with Other Liens and Claims

IX.  Ignoring the Right of Recovery

X.  Child Support Liens from Other States

XI.  Appendix



CHAPTER 10.  VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION INTERESTS

I.  Background

II.  Who May Claim the Interest

III.  Funds Encompassed by the Interest

IV.  Notice Requirements

V.  Requirements to Perfect the Interest

VI.  Addressing the Interest

VII.  Calculation Examples

VIII.  Interaction with Other Interests, Liens and Claims

IX.  Ignoring the Right of Recovery

X.  Appendix



CHAPTER 11.  OUT-OF-STATE MEDICAL PROVIDER LIENS

I.  Background

II.  State by State

III.  Practical Considerations

IV.  Summary

V.  Appendix



CHAPTER 12.  ETHICS OF LIENS AND DISBURSEMENTS

I.  History

II.  Sources of Ethical Guidance

III.  General Ethical Rules

IV.  Specific Ethical Rules and Practice Points

V.  Conclusion

VI.  Appendix


INDEX