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Veterans Affairs Subrogation and the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act *Class By Webinar* (NEW)

Date(s):
October 17, 2019
Description:
Credits: 1.0 Credit Hour

Description: Since the 1960s, federal agencies providing medical care have been able to recover the care or treatment costs the law requires them to provide from any liable third parties (e.g., tortfeasors).  In response to difficulties that the Veterans’ Administration had collecting from certain third-party payers, Congress included in the Veterans' Health Care, Training, and Small Business Loan Act of 1981 a section that strengthens the VA’s ability to recover from no-fault auto policies, workers’ compensation funds, and insurance carriers.
 
However, despite the length of time that these laws have been on the books, the VA’s right of recovery is still poorly understood and unevenly applied across the country.  This results in missed opportunities for veterans, their counsel, and the VA.  
 
Our knowledgeable and experienced presenter will focus on the Medical Care Recovery Act (MCRA), 42 U.S.C. § 2651, and the VA recovery statute, 38 U.S.C. § 1729.  Those who attend this class will better understand the VA’s right to recover, the VA’s policies and procedures, and the interaction between state and federal law.  By better understanding the MCRA and the VA’s recovery statute, attorneys can better focus their efforts in areas that will most benefit their clients, who are also the veterans the VA serves.
 
Faculty: 
  • Justin Zimmer, US Department of Veteran Affairs
Fee: $39 D.C. Bar Community Members; $49 D.C. Bar Members; $59 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $79 Others
 
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.
 
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