Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,

2053 Woodbridge Avenue,

Edison, NJ 08817,

(732) 572-0500,

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

ABA GP Solo ELDER LAW COMMITTEE Newsletter Spring, 2009

ABA GP Solo ELDER LAW COMMITTEE Newsletter Spring, 2009
ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division

Chairs - Kenneth Vercammen, Edison, NJ and Jay Foonberg, Beverly Hills, CA

In this issue:

1. The Legal Authority for Requiring a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement
2. NUTS & BOLTS OF ELDER LAW & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR
3. Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate- New ideas to expand & excel your practice Sat. August 1, 2009




1 The Legal Authority for Requiring a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement.
s Medicare Secondary Payer Act The authority for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to require consideration of a plaintiff’s future medical expenses is found in the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA). Under the MSPA Medicare is generally precluded from paying the beneficiary’s medical expenses when payment “has been made or can reasonably be expected to be made under a worker’s compensation plan, an automobile or liability insurance policy or plan (including a self-insured plan) or under no-fault insurance. Medicare payments are conditional on reimbursement from the primary payer. The requirements for Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA) have developed over the years in a series of memoranda issued by CMS. The MSPA applies to both past and future medical expenses.

s Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007. Historically, CMS has enforced the provisions of the MSPA only in worker’s compensation cases. However, the passage of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 requires all insurers, third party administrators for group health plans, self-insured plans, and self-administered plans to identify situations where the plan is or has been a primary plan to the Medicare program. There is a civil penalty of $1,000 per day for non-compliance. The plan shall determine whether a claimant is entitled to benefits under the Medicare program. If the claimant is determined to be so entitled, the plan must submit a report including the identity of the claimant and such other information as the secretary shall specify.
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The reporting requirements for group health plans being January 1, 2009. The reporting for liability cases begins July 1, 2009. The report includes the contact information for the personal injury attorney.

s CMS Regional Coordinator Pronouncement. According to Sally Stalcup, Region VI, MSP Regional Coordinator, CMS, “At this time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is not soliciting cases solely because of the language provided in the general release. CMS does not review or sign-off on counsel’s determination of the amount to be held to protect the Trust Fund in most cases. If we do, however, urge counsel to consider this issue in settling the case and recommend that their determination as to whether or not the case provided recovery funds for future medicals (emphasis added) be documented in their records. Should they determine that future services are funded, these dollars must be used to pay for future otherwise Medicare covered case-related services. There is no formal CMS review process in the liability arena as there is for worker’s compensation. On rare occasions, when the liability is large enough or other unusual facts exist within the case, the CMS Regional Office will review the settlement and help make a determination on the amount to be available for future services.”

s Anticipated Impact of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007. The likely outcome of the reporting requirements of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 is that insurance companies will begin to require MSAs in third party liability cases. There is no reason for insurance companies to run the risk of failing to establish an MSA.

The Theory Behind a Medicare Set Aside Arrangement.

s Contrived Shift. Under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Medicare makes conditional payment for medical expenses for beneficiaries with the understanding that Medicare will be paid when the beneficiary receives payment from a third party. Medicare is opposed to any settlement that results in a contrived shift to Medicare of responsibilities of a claimant’s future medical care. In settling claims, Medicare’s interest must be considered. The solution to the problem of burden shifting is to establish a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (MSA).

s Past and Future Medical Bills. Medicare has a right of recovery for past medical bills up to the date of the settlement. The Medicare Secondary Payer Act also applies to third party liability situations in which the settlement or award includes payment for future medical expenses. Medicare is not bound by the release with respect to an allocation for future medical expenses. If Medicare determines that the injured party will have future medical expenses then a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement is expected.


When is an MSA Required?

While the MSPA clearly establishes a requirement that Medicare’s interest be considered in liability cases, there are no rules or regulations under the MSPA. While there are no rules in Worker’s Compensation (WC) cases either, CMS has issued memos advising the establishment of MSA’s in WC cases, but there are no requirements. Obtaining CMS’ approval of a proposed MSA does provide assurance to the parties that the set aside amount is acceptable to CMS. The prudent course of action might be to follow those in liability cases. While an MSA is always required, it is not necessary to submit an MSA proposal to CMS:
• the settlement exceeds $25,000 and the claimant is currently
eligible for Medicare; or
• the settlement is for more than $250,000 and the plaintiff can
reasonably be expected to become eligible for Medicaid
within 30 months.
If an individual is in the process of filing, appealing or re-filing for SSDI, that person is included in the 30-month window notwithstanding the fact that a previous application may have been denied and have not been appealed. An individual who is 62 years and 6 months of age could be eligible within 30 months, and an individual suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), but who does not yet qualify for Medicare based on ESRD, would also be considered a person having a “reasonable expectation” of Medicare enrollment within 30 months.
If it is absolutely clear that there will be no future medicals as a result of the injury subject to the litigation, then no MSA is required.
It is important to note that a beneficiary may not waive his right to future Medicare in order to avoid establishing an MSA.
In determining whether the $250,000 threshold is met, if there is a structured settlement the value of the structure rather than the cost is used. Also, in determining whether the $250,000 threshold is met, past medicals, future medicals, attorney’s fees and costs are included.

What is the Risk to the Personal Injury Attorney for Failing to Establish an MSA?

s Double Damages. Plaintiff’s attorneys who fail Medicare’s interest are potentially responsible for double damages. CMS is authorized to bring an action “against any entity” including a beneficiary, provider, supplier, physician, attorney, state agency or private insurer that has received any portion of a third party payment directly or indirectly, if those third party funds – rather than Medicare – should have been paid for the injury-related medical expenses.

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s Potential Malpractice. In addition, there is a malpractice risk. Plaintiffs who have not established an MSA and who file future claims for Medicare may have those claims denied. CMS has taken the position that where no MSA has been established, the entire settlement can be considered for future medicals and Medicare will not pay the plaintiff’s medical bills until an amount equal to the entire settlement has been spent for the plaintiff’s medical care. Each personal injury attorney must decide how much risk he or she is willing to accept in order to avoid establishing an MSA.

How is the Set-Aside Amount Determined?

There are companies who will calculate the set-aside amount. The amount is determined by evaluating past medical treatment, current medical condition, and the probability of future medical needs, as well as other factors. Future medicals are limited only to those expenses that Medicare would pay that are related to the injury. Medicare does not pay all medical expenses. There are some services that are not covered; there are deductibles, co-payments and maximums per spell of illness. The MSA need not contain monies for those services that would not be covered by Medicare. In calculating the set-aside amount the plaintiff’s life expectancy is considered. It is often useful to obtain a rated age as a part of this process. The rated age shows that a person’s actual life expectancy may be considerably shorter than their actuarially life expectancy, so that less money is required to be set aside.
Once a Medicare Set-Aside amount is calculated in a worker’s compensation case, it is submitted to Medicare for approval. While CMS maintains that a set-aside is necessary in liability cases, there is no mechanism for approval at this time.
CMS is not bound by an allocation for future medicals made by the parties in the settlement agreement. CMS may disregard any such allocation and make its own calculation as to the cost of future medicals.
The cost of future prescription drugs must be considered in calculating the set-aside amount.

Administering the MSA.

There are four possibilities for administering an MSA:
s Self-Administered Accounts. These accounts are usually small accounts and are administered by the claimant. No formal agreement is necessary. The claimant must follow the same accounting rules as a professional administrator, but it is likely that most claimants will not comply, but the liability of the personal injury lawyer should terminate when the MSA is established.

s Custodial Account. A larger account is usually administered by a custodian. These are professional organizations that have expertise in medical claims administration. They charge a fee and are recommended where financially justified.

s Medicare Set-Aside Trusts. A Medicare Set-Aside Trust is a formal trust with a trustee. These are usually used for large accounts. They are also used in connection with Special Needs Trusts if the plaintiff is receiving means-tested public benefits such as SSI, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Veterans Benefits or Section 8 Housing.

s Pooled Trusts. In smaller cases where the plaintiff is receiving any of these means-tested public benefits, a Pooled Trust may be considered. A Pooled Trust is operated by a non-profit. The plaintiff’s money is pooled with other persons’ money for investment purposes, but each member has an individual sub-account. Whenever a trust or a Pooled Trust is used, a sub-trust is established for the Medicare Set-Aside funds.

Chart
No Public Benefits Public Benefits
Small Settlement
Self Administered

Pooled Trust
Large Settlement

Custodial Agreement/ Professional Administrator
Stand Alone Special Needs Trust
Note: As used above the term “Public Benefits” applies to only means tested public benefits where there are financial eligibility rules pertaining to income and/or assets of the beneficiary and/or his or her family or household. These benefits typically include SSI, Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Section 8 Housing and Food Stamps. For purposes of the chart, public benefits does not only include SSDI and Medicare, but a MSA will always be required if the plaintiff is receiving or will receive these benefits.

How does a Structured Settlement fit into an MSA?

s Seed Money. An MSA must include seed money with is a cash amount equal to the amount of monies calculated to cover the first surgery procedure and/or replacement and two years of annual payments.
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s Structured Settlement. If there is a sizable MSA, the balance is usually funded with a structured settlement. The structured settlement is usually payable in annual installments. The remainder of the Set-Aside is divided by the remainder of the claimant’s life expectancy and the structured pays annual deposits into the MSA based on a “anniversary date” which cannot be more than one year after the settlement date. If the funds paid into the MSA from the structured settlement are exhausted before the next “anniversary date” Medicare pays until such time as the next structured settlement payment is received
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Recommendations for Personal Injury Attorneys.
• Recommendations for Personal Injury Attorneys wanting to protect themselves against the risk of future claims by Medicare or malpractice claims by clients are as follows:
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• Since no rules currently exist for third party liability cases,
follow the WC rules with respect to MSA.
• Arrange for the calculation of a Medicare Set-Aside amount.
• Submit the proposal to CMS. It is unlikely that CMS will respond,
but the personal injury attorney should be off the hook so far as his
or her obligation to consider Medicare’s interests.
• Establish an MSA and fund it with the amount calculated.
• Advise the plaintiff in writing with respect to the rules.
• Advise the client in writing of the potential for the denial of future
medical care coverage for the injury subject to the litigation.
• Paper your file.

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42 U.S.C.§1395y(b)(2); 42 CFR §46(d)(d)
2 42 U.S.C. §1395y(b)(2)(A)(ii)
3 42 U.S.C.§1395y(b)(2)(B)
4 42 U.S. C. 1305, Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007
5 Sally Stalcup, Region 6 MSP Regional coordinator
6 42 U.S.C. §1395y(b)(2)(B)(ii); 42 CFR §411.24
7 Medicare Set Aside Arrangements Transmittal (Patel Memo), July 23, 2001; Medicare Secondary Payer – Worker’s Compensation (WC) frequently Asked Questions; (undated) Thomas L. Grissom; Medicare Secondary Payer-Worker’s Compensation (WC) information May 7, 2004; Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)-Worker’s Compensation (WC) additional frequently asked questions, May 23, 2003; Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Worker’s Compensation (WC) additional frequently asked questions, October 15, 2004; Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Worker’s Compensation (WC) additional frequently asked questions July 11, 2005; Part D and Worker’s Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements questions and answers, December 30, 2005; Worker’s Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (WCMSAs) and revision of the Low Dollar Threshold for Medicare beneficiaries, October 25, 2006; Questions and Answers for Part D and Worker’s Compensation Medicare-Set Aside Arrangements, July 24, 2006
8 Medicare Set Aside Arrangements Transmittal (Patel Memo), July 23, 2001
9 Medicare Secondary Payer-Worker’s Compensation (WC) frequently asked questions (2)
10 Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)- Worker’s Compensation (WC) additional frequently asked questions, May 23, 2003
11 42 U.S.C. 1395y(b)(3); 42 CFR§411.24(c)(2)
12 Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)-Worker’s Compensation (WC) additional frequently asked questions A-5, October 15, 2004
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Quick Screen
Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements

Is the client receiving SSI or SSD at the time of settlement? □ Yes □ No

Has the client applied for SSDI, or has client applied and been denied but anticipates appealing the decision? □ Yes □ No

Is client in the process of appealing and/or refilling for SSDI benefits? □ Yes □ No

Is client age 62 years 6 months of age or older at the time of settlement □ Yes □ No

Does client suffer from end stage renal disease but does not yet qualify for Medicare based on ESRD? □ Yes □ No

Is the settlement in excess of $250,000? □ Yes □ No
Note: If client is already receiving Medicare, the threshold is $25,000.
Copyright 2009 by Begley & Bookbinder, P.C., an Elder & Disability Law Firm with offices in Moorestown, Stone Harbor and Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Oxford Valley, Pennsylvania and can be contacted at 800-533-7227. The firm services southern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Tom Begley Jr. is one of the speakers with Kenneth Vercammen at the NJ State Bar Association's Annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law and co-author with Kenneth Vercammen, martin Spigner and Kathleen Sheridan of the 400 plus page book on Elder Law.
The Firm provides services in connection with protecting assets from nursing home costs, Medicaid applications, Estate Planning and Estate Administration, Special Needs Planning and Guardianships. If you have a legal problem in one of these areas of law, contact Begley & Bookbinder at 800-533-722


2. NUTS & BOLTS OF ELDER LAW & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Pines Manor, Edison

Featuring:
THOMAS D. BEGLEY, JR., ESQ.,
2004 Clapp Laureate
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Author: "How to Develop and Manage a Successful Trusts & Estates/Elder Law
Practice" (NJICLE)
Co-Author: "Profitable Law Firm Management" (NJICLE)
Begley & Bookbinder, PC (Moorestown)

KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ.
Chair, ABA General Practice Division Elder Law Committee
2006 NJSBA Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year
K. Vercammen & Associates (Edison)

KATHLEEN A. SHERIDAN, ESQ.
Law Offices of Kathleen A. Sheridan, PC (Ship Bottom)

MARTIN A. SPIGNER, ESQ.
M. Spigner, PC (Cranbury)

Elder law continues to offer the legal profession a booming opportunity for growth. As your current clients continue to grow older, you need to position yourself to be able to offer them and their families the legal services required by the elderly in today’s society. Or, you may be looking for lucrative areas in which to expand your current practice, including administering their estates.
This practical program is designed to provide the nuts and bolts of elder law practice & estate administration practice to general practitioners and young lawyers, as well as to more experienced lawyers seeking to expand into this field. A highly authoritative and experienced panel of elder law attorneys & estate planners will share proven techniques and experience it would take you years to gather on your own. You’ll also gain insight on how Federal Medicaid Reform will impact your practice. Register today!
Everything you need to know about elder law & estate administration including:
• Why Have a Will? 
Gathering information; standard provisions; designation of fiduciaries; protective clauses; sample forms; Ethics - who is the client?
• Powers of Attorney 
Types of POAs; what should be included; why clients need them; POAs and Living Wills; sample forms
• Living Trusts (Revocable/Irrevocable) as an Estate Planning Tool 
Why it should be used; disadvantages; revocable vs. irrevocable; Insurance Trusts; sample forms
• Basic Tax Considerations Jointly-held property; “I love you” Will; no Will at all; insurance owned by client; unlimited marital deduction; estate planning in the testamentary document; 
sample forms/letters
• Estate Administration - New Probate Law in New Jersey Probate process; duties of executor/fiduciary; gathering of assets; tax returns; tax waivers; access to property; sample forms/checklists
• Medicaid Planning in Light of Federal Medicaid Reform Countable assets of Medicaid applicant; income cap/Medical needy standard; look-back period; transfers of property; personal residence; Medicaid estate recovery rules
 …and more


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3. Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate- New ideas to expand & excel your practice Sat. August 1, 2009 2:00pm -3:30pm
ABA Annual meeting Chicago

Speakers: Jay Foonberg, Esq. - Author of Best Sellers "How to
Start and Build a Law Practice" and "How to get and keep good clients', Beverly Hills, CA
Joan Burda, Esq.
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq. - co-author "Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law", Edison, NJ

Charles Sabatino, director of the ABA's Commission on Law & Aging

Parag Patel, Esq. Iselin, NJ

Elder Law program Primary Sponsors: General Practice Section
Co-sponsors: ABA Commission on Law & Aging, Health Law Section,
YLD, Senior Lawyers Division, Real Probate & Trust Section, Tax Law Section

Topics:
Forms you can use
Email newsletters
"Representing seniors- Doing well by doing good.-Do you know how?
Marketing with written fee agreements
-Ethics and marketing without violating the Rules of Professional Conduct

Elder Law may be the biggest practice area of your career. There are 50,000 baby boomers/ day turning 60 and soon to be on Social Security and will need legal advise. Elder Law is one of the biggest growth fields.


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The Elder Law Committee of the ABA General Practice Division is directed towards general practitioners and more experienced elder law attorneys. The committee consistently sponsors programs at the Annual Meeting, the focus of which is shifting to advanced topics for the more experienced elder lawyer.
This committee also focuses on improving estate planning skills, substantive law knowledge and office procedures for the attorney who practices estate planning, probate and trust law. This committee also serves as a network resource in educating attorneys regarding Elder Law situations.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

RECENT CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL COURT LAW SEMINAR

RECENT CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL COURT LAW SEMINAR


Monday, May 04, 2009
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick

Are you prepared to prosecute or defend your client in new Alcotest cases?
This informative guide to Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with the most recent developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court.
An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by a Presiding Municipal Court Judge to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients.

Program Preview...
5:30 Criminal Case Law and Legislative Update - Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.
6:15 The Prosecutor’s Perspective: DWI, no-insurance cases, recent directives from the Attorney General and Prosecutor, plea agreements in drug cases, double
jeopardy issues - Denis F. Driscoll, Esq.
7:00 Judicial Perspective: Expert arguments, important court rules, common errors by defense attorneys and prosecutors, how to impress the court and not annoy the court staff - Hon. Joan Robinson Gross, PJMC
7:45 Refreshment break
7:55 Recent developments in traffic law, merged traffic tickets and more
8:40 DWI and Chun - John Menzel, Esq.
9:25 Ask the Experts
Plus..
The Municipal Court Practice Committee's Proposed Rule Amendments will be discussed.

Moderator:

KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ.
Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Section
2005-2006 Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Vercammen (Edison)

Speakers include:
HON. JOAN ROBINSON GROSS, PJMC
(Union County)

DENIS F. DRISCOLL, ESQ.
Municipal Prosecutor (Denville, Montville & Victory Gardens)
Resch & Driscoll, PC (Hackensack)

JOHN MENZEL, ESQ.
Moore & Menzel (Point Pleasant)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Brendan Vercammen wins Region 5 wrestling championship and advances to All State Tournament in Atlantic City!

South Brunswick wrestlers & Coach earn honors at District championship

Brendan Vercammen wins Region 5 wrestling championship and advances to All State Tournament in Atlantic City! He set a record with 16 pins this season, most in the first period. He was a finalist at the Greater Middlesex County Tournament.
South Brunswick's Brendan Vercammen (171) also won the District 20 wrestling championship on February 21. He defeated a defending champ from Old Bridge. South Brunswick's Joe Dougherty was named the District 20 Coach of the Year.
Winning 2nd place and earning a trip to the Region 5 tournament were Cody Shelcusky, Colin Preacher, Kevin Wadiak and James Pagano. Finishing 3rd place and also participating in the Region 5 championships were Tyler Jaramillo and Jeff Goldhagen.


Joe Dougherty of South Brunswick led his squad to a third-place finish in the Districts and a 19-9 record this season to be named district Coach of the Year. Also helping this great team record were seniors Manny Ortiz, Edmund Jasabe, Josh Weinstein, plus Mike Blaine and the super freshmen Fran White, Drew Seroka, and Justin Lopez.

The All- State Championships are at Convention Hall in Atlantic City Friday & Saturday March 6 & 7. Come out & support the team.

Home News:
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Star Ledger
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Wrestling Blog: http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/onthemat/?s=vercammen