Miyagi Presents on Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act at 2020 LSBA Midyear Meeting

January 16, 2020

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi served as a guest presenter at the Louisiana State Bar Association Midyear Meeting, speaking for a CLE on "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends." The CLE was held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

The seminar was part of a three-day event produced by the LSBA to feature engaging CLE programs; a Louisiana Young Lawyers' Conference; a reception honoring the 50-, 60- and 70-year members of the LSBA; presentation of the Young Lawyers Division Awards; meetings of the Board of Governors, the House of Delegates and other committees; and meetings of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, the Louisiana Bar Foundation and other organizations.

Miyagi is a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow (CMSP-F), administered by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP Fellow certification identifies 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. 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.

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