Rachel LaMontagne Presents at Second Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class


Rachel LaMontagne, MiamiRachel LaMontagne, a Class Action and Mass Litigation partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, recently presented at the Second Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class, a conference provided by Healthcare Education Associates. The conference took place in Dallas from January 23-25.

During her presentation titled “Defining Conditional Payments for Primary Payers,” Rachel discussed defining what constitutes a “conditional payment” and when Medicare may make a conditional payment. Rachel also addressed primary payer and secondary payer’s responsibilities for claims under the MSP; how the recovery process differs between workers’ comp and liability; primary payer consequences for failing to reimburse Medicare; and common issues that complicate conditional payment disputes and appeals.

About Rachel M. LaMontagne

Rachel M. LaMontagne is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Class Action and Mass Litigation Practice Group. Rachel is an experienced litigator and concentrates her practice on handling personal injury protection litigation. She has coordinated precedent-setting, complex insurance litigation at the state and national level, including constitutional challenges and insurance policy and coverage interpretation matters relating to coverage, Medicare, fraud, coding and fees issues.

About Healthcare Education Associates

Since 2005, Healthcare Education Associates has provided the healthcare industry with crucial educational and networking opportunities covering important issues and topics. HEA has established itself as the leading provider of substantive, topical information for C-suite healthcare executives.

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