Miyagi Earns Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow Certification


October 08, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Panepinto Miyagi has earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow (CMSP-F) Certification, administered by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP Fellow program is a new credential in the insurance (including self-insurance) industry.

The CMSP Fellow certification is designed to identify professionals who work within the workers’ compensation and liability insurance (including self-insurance) industry and have demonstrated superior knowledge and skills in the field of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. To earn this designation, candidates successfully complete a 36-hour course, which includes an exam and case study. To maintain the CMSP Fellow certification, the practitioner must take 24 hours of continuing education every two years in the Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance field.

At Taylor Porter, Miyagi practices in the areas of general litigation, toxic tort defense and  alternative dispute resolution. She also has more than 25 years of experience defending some of the region’s most prominent petrochemical, energy and manufacturing companies.

Miyagi is the Team Leader of Taylor Porter’s Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance group, which  handles settlement and litigation issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Miyagi counsels businesses on the Medicare rules and regulations, including identifying and resolving Medicare’s interest in settlements and judgments, as well as complying with Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act. She has written Medicare corporate compliance programs for Fortune 500 Companies, drafted and successfully argued motions to ensure that parties comply with the Medicare regulations and served as the lead defense lawyer addressing Medicare compliance issues in large, multi-party asbestos, benzene and NORM-related matters.

Miyagi is ranked by her peers in Best Lawyers in America® (2020) in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants. She is also AV-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.

Founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, representing a diverse range of local, regional, and national clients in the most complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries. Taylor Porter, with offices in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, has 80 attorneys who serve the interests of our clients in more than 30 practice areas. ​Taylor Porter is the exclusive Louisiana law firm member for MSI Global Alliance, enabling our Firm to source reliable, local expertise wherever in the world clients are involved in doing business.


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