Hermes Netburn Attorneys Publish Legislative Update Article Entitled: "Smart Changes To Medicare Secondary Payer Laws"
(Boston, MA – May 19, 2013) Holly M. Polglase and Michael C. Kinton, attorneys with Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C., recently authored an article entitled "SMART Changes to Medicare Secondary Payer Laws." Published in the Spring 2013 edition of TortSource, an American Bar Association publication, the article summarizes the changes made to Medicare secondary payer laws as a result of Congress' passage of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (SMART Act). The article examines both the immediate and expected long-term effects of this recent legislation on Medicare issues such as determining reimbursement amounts, reporting requirements, and the use of identifying information.
Holly M. Polglase is a shareholder who acts as lead counsel in the defense and trial of complex product liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, toxic tort, asbestos, general liability and commercial matters. With over twenty years of experience, she works as national and regional counsel for major national and multi-national corporations.
Michael C. Kinton is an associate who concentrates his practice primarily in the area of insurance coverage. He drafts pleadings and conducts legal research for the benefit of the firm’s insurance clients.