In law, a lien is a form of security interest granted over an item of property to secure the payment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. A Medical or Healthcare Lien is a legal claim against a third party settlement or award regarding a personal injury claim. A medical provider may record a medical lien for unembarrassed charges against an insurance settlement or award for medical services that were rendered to the injured person.
The Arizona Court of Appeals declared that any medical provider rendering Healthcare services may have a valid and enforceable Medical Lien against a third party recovery, even if the Healthcare provider accepted payment from a patient’s health insurance carrier and agreed that such payment was “payment in full” pursuant to its provider contracts. In order to properly pursue and collect Healthcare liens, it is mandatory to comply with the appropriate state and/or federal laws.
The practice of placing Healthcare liens against an accident victim’s settlement proceeds has become standard practice in the Healthcare industry in Arizona. A Healthcare lien does not attach to an accident victim’s personal or real property and should not impair his/her credit rating. A Healthcare lien attaches to an accident victim’s settlement proceeds only. The lien is simply notice to all responsible parties that the Healthcare provider has provided services relating to the accident victim’s claim and that the provider is entitled to reimbursement for said services. Please feel free to contact us with your questions (623) 203-1240.
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