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Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California

Appearing in the November 2019 issue of ADVOCATE:

Negotiating Medical Liens

Medicare Advantage lien claims: The other Medicare lien
Michael S. Fields

Independent medical providers: To lien, or not to lien?
Alyssa K. Schabloski

The nuts and bolts of Medi-Cal liens
James West

Visual communication in the courtroom
Stuart Zanville

Med-pay lien claims
Sergio J. Puche

Resolving original Medicare’s lien rights
Natt O. Reifler

Dealing with hospital liens
Bruce M. Brusavich

Lien management when there is both a workers’ comp and civil case
Brian S. Letofsky

ERISA liens and self-funded plans
Teresa Kenyon & Brandon Kahan


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