Private Medical and MassHealth Liens Made Simple

Gabriel H. Teninbaum

Suffolk University Law School

February 20, 2009

Journal of Massachusetts Academic Trial Attorneys, Vol. 2, p. 1, 2008

This article, published in similar form in a practitioners' journal in 2008, discusses two of the most commonly asserted liens in Massachusetts personal injury cases: (1) private medical liens, including those asserted by private insurers, hospitals, and medical professional corporations; and (2) MassHealth liens, which are asserted against individuals who receive coverage through the Commonwealth's version of the Medicaid program. For both private medical and MassHealth liens, this article explains how the liens come into existence, how they are enforced, and how attorneys can effectively negotiate for their reduction on behalf of a client.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: massachusetts, medicare, medicaid, masshealth, lien, personal injury, tort

JEL Classification: K13

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Date posted: February 21, 2009 ; Last revised: May 1, 2010

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Teninbaum, Gabriel H., Private Medical and MassHealth Liens Made Simple (February 20, 2009). Journal of Massachusetts Academic Trial Attorneys, Vol. 2, p. 1, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1347141

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Gabriel H. Teninbaum (Contact Author)
Suffolk University Law School ( email )
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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