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Litigation and Collections Attorneys

A Personal Approach to Collections & Litigation

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No Fault
Collections, Arbitration & Litigation

A patient comes into your office with injuries sustained from an automobile accident. You are entrusted with the welfare of that patient...

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Workers' Compensation
Collections & Arbitration

The complicated world of Workers’ Compensation leaves providers with essentially one administrative remedy, the HP-1. Our firm has extensive...

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Commercial Collection
In-Network & Out-of-Network

Lewin & Baglio, LLP is premised on the foundation of collections. Our services naturally flow into general collections in many different areas...

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Other Collections Services
 

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Partners

Lev Lewin, Esq.

Lev Lewin, Esq. is a founding member and partner at the law firm of Lewin & Baglio, LLP. Mr. Lewin has been working in the No-Fault Insurance field for the last fifteen year and has extensive knowledge and trial experience in No-Fault Insurance law and Bodily Injury actions. Mr. Lewin has established himself as one of the most respected attorneys in the legal community.

Mr. Lewin is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History in 1999. He was also the recipient of the Ernie B. Davis Scholarship for Leadership (an Award based on leadership qualities and character). Subsequent to receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, Mr. Lewin attended Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law, in Huntington, New York and received his Juris Doctor degree. While attending Law School, Mr. Lewin was a member of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team in 1999 Cardozo Law School challenge and placed in the top ten among Ivy League law schools. Mr. Lewin was also the recipient of honors award for high honors in both Jurisprudence and Education Law. Mr. Lewin was a Legal Assistant for the Nassau/Suffolk Legal Services wherein he helped needy families in landlord/tenant disputes, worked with volunteer attorneys in negotiations and settlements and recruited attorneys for future volunteer appearances. More recently, Mr. Lewin was bestowed the honor of being duly admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States of America in June 2013.

Mr. Lewin began his legal career while working for an insurance company and quickly became the managing attorney of the No-Fault Department. Prior to founding the law firm of Lewin & Baglio, LLP, Mr. Lewin worked for a plaintiff No-Fault litigation law firm in New York State. Mr. Lewin quickly became the managing trial attorney and one of the most aggressive, respected and successful trial attorneys and litigators at the firm. Mr. Lewin earned the reputation for being a tough negotiator and even tougher litigator, consistently and persistently advocating for his clients. Frequently, Mr. Lewin is retained by other law firms to conduct trials or argue issues of first impression.

Michael Baglio, Esq.

Michael Baglio, Esq. is one of the founding members and partners of the law firm of Lewin & Baglio, LLP and is considered to be one of the most aggressive, respected and successful trial attorneys and litigators in the business. Besides litigating and prosecuting No-Fault case, Mr. Baglio heads the Marketing and Civil Litigation department. Mr. Baglio has been working in the No-Fault Insurance field for the last eight (8) years and has extensive knowledge and trial experience in No-Fault Insurance law and Bodily Injury actions.

Mr. Baglio earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communications in 1996 from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, in Westbury, New York. Mr. Baglio received his Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York, Queens College, wherein he graduated at the top of his class. While attending Law School, he worked for an Insurance defense law firm as well as a private investigations company. Mr. Baglio also volunteered his time at the law school library, where he assisted students with legal research and writing. As a third year law student, Mr. Baglio served as an intern in the Legal Department of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, where he performed legal research assignments, reviewed contracts and affiliation agreements, assembled legal reference guides and materials, and wrote legal memoranda.

After law school, Mr. Baglio worked for in-house counsel to Statewide Insurance Company, where he was assigned a varied caseload of bodily injury defense and no-fault defense and was assigned to motions, legal research, no-fault arbitrations, examinations under oath and examinations before trial. He also handled small claims trials for Statewide. After that, he worked for two No-Fault plaintiff firms where he was associate managing attorney in charge of all phases of plaintiff’s no-fault litigation from inception through trial and was assigned a large caseload handling motions, examinations before trial, and trials. Prior to forming Lewin & Baglio, LLP. Mr. Baglio was employed as insurance defense counsel, where he was assigned a voluminous caseload representing various insurance carriers in all phases of no-fault defense from inception through trial. He also was assigned a substantial caseload defending American Airlines lost baggage claims.

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A patient comes into your office with injuries sustained from an automobile accident. You are entrusted with the welfare of that patient. You examine and treat that patient. Subsequently, you submit a bill to the insurance company for payment for the necessary medical treatment your company has rendered. And even though you followed the procedures set forth by the insurance regulations and the guidelines from the insurance company, you nevertheless receive a denial from the insurance company denying your payment; or worse yet, you receive zero communication. We are your Solution! Our firm is uniquely positioned to handle BOTH Arbitration AND Litigation as we understand the ability to maximize results for you.

Arbitration

In the ever changing No-Fault arena, arbitration has become a viable solution for medical providers. Arbitration is generally less time consuming than litigating a matter. Additionally, the strict New York evidentiary rules are a bit more relaxed. Unlike many firms in the industry, Lewin & Baglio, LLP prides on being a top tier firm in both Arbitration and Litigation and very few firms take the time to completely and properly analyze each case to determine to best alternative to maximum the return for each client.

Our firm employs a unique and custom tailored Active Arbitration Protocol for your files while respecting and understanding your individual needs. The APP ensures that each file is scrubbed clean looking the necessary documentation to ensure a successful outcome. Our firm also utilizes proprietary documents and legal memoranda to further ensure a successful collection on your behalf.

Every case you entrust to our firm is reviewed and electronically filed within a matter of days not weeks or months. This is problem that plagues many firms without the necessary and appropriate staff. Each employee is well versed in No-Fault collections and understands the demanding nature of No-Fault Arbitration and the necessity for having the proper documentation the first time. Our No-Fault department is strictly dedicated to our No-Fault providers – we do not split our work staff.

Litigation

Litigation offers providers many diverse options in the No-Fault collections arena. Although litigating a No Fault matter is more time consuming, it has distinct advantages for a health care provider. The New York rules of evidence are applied and insurance companies have to make a cost/benefit analysis to decide whether to send multiple witnesses and hire doctors to present a defense to the NF-10. Many times the result of this analysis is a fair settlement of your claim or possible loss to the carrier at trial. No matter what grounds, excuses and reasons the insurance company set forth for their basis for denying you payment; no matter what legal issues arise in the collection of your No-Fault claims, we at Lewin & Baglio, LLP can help you get paid.

Very few attorneys who label themselves “No-Fault” specialist are truly that. This area of the law in New York is extremely volatile and fast paced. Choosing the wrong attorney can delay and even prevent collection of your No-Fault bills. Choose attorneys who have vast litigation experience and are intimately familiar with the court system. Our Active Litigation Protocol pushes cases to Trial quickly. Our Associates are established names in the No-Fault legal community as among the strongest, smartest and fastest firms in the field. Our ability to push cases to trial and procure top dollar settlements or favorable judgments is second to none.

Our philosophy is simply, we believe we can successfully collect on virtually any properly submitted bill to the insurance carrier. Most insurance companies systematically and arbitrarily deny No-Fault bills. Then, the insurance company anticipates that the medical provider will:

  1. not seek to collect on the bill or
  2. seek reimbursement in arbitration or go to litigation.

This is where a skilled and seasoned attorney is a necessity.

To further understand our strengths, some of our attorneys began their careers as defense counsel for insurance companies. This familiarity with knowing how “the other side” defends No-Fault claims is an invaluable tool in the litigation process. Our members’ knowledge of the law and insurance company’s workings can successfully prevent the insurance company from producing any witness at trial.

The complicated world of Workers’ Compensation leaves providers with essentially one administrative remedy, the HP-1. Our firm has extensive knowledge of the HP-1 procedures and administrative knowledge to ensure the quickest and best results in the industry. In additional to HP-1 option, we are pioneering a radical and explosive collections strategy to ensure your bills are adequately represented throughout the Worker's Compensation process. Unlike No-Fault – there are significant hurdles and challenges facing a provider trying to obtain payment from the carrier. Lewin & Baglio, LLP is your solution to help you get paid on new and OLD unpaid Workers’ Compensation claims.

Arbitration

There are two choices offered by the Workers’ Comp Board through the disputed bills process. Your choice will depend upon the carrier’s response or lack of response to your submitted bills.

Arbitration is used when an insurance carrier has responded to your bills with a timely written objection within 45 days. The HP-1 Form needs to be submitted within 120 days from the time you receive the carrier’s objection. There are two types of arbitration; desk arbitration and panel arbitration.

  • Desk Arbitration involves a single arbitrator reviewing the parties’ paper submission and issuing a decision. There is no hearing.
  • Panel Arbitration is conducted at a hearing before an arbitration panel. The parties may appear at the hearing and present arguments. Both parties will receive a Notice of Hearing 30 days prior to the hearing date.

Disputes involving $1,000 or less are resolved by desk arbitration. Providers seeking arbitration in disputes of greater than $1,000 may elect desk arbitration or panel arbitration. The filing fees for desk arbitration are lower than panel arbitration fees to reflect the reduced costs of a single arbitrator.

Administrative Award is used when an insurance carrier has not responded to you bills with a written objection within 45 days. Your HP-1 request must be received within 165 days after your bill to the carrier. The health provider must sign the HP-1 and a copy of the bill originally submitted to the insurance carrier must be attached. An Administrative Award is generated based on the established WCB medical fee schedule. The carrier will have an opportunity to respond to this award. The Board will consider that response, and based on evidence provided will either rescind or uphold the award.

Lewin & Baglio, LLP is prepared to handle both options and assist you accordingly.

Commercial Collections

Navigating Workers’ Compensation has been and continues to be an area of complete darkness for many providers. Even those providers with a good grasp of the administrative pitfalls ultimately are met with dead ends and brick walls. Through persistence and legal maneuvering our firm has developed a complete and comprehensive system to help providers obtain payment for the services rendered to Workers’ Compensation patients.

We have dedicated a completely separate and distinct department to address the needs of our clients. Our staff is completely trained in all aspects of Workers' Compensation Law and are able to produce high quality results.

Our proprietary system attacked the carriers at all angles. Our first approach is to dissect and understand each file and the understanding the basis of why the file is not being paid. Once the file has been thoroughly scrubbed we then begin the collection procedure which is multifaceted. We work directly with the Workers Compensation Board as well as the directly with the carriers which ultimately lead to a successful collection for your services.

This is where a skilled and seasoned attorney is a necessity.

One of the best aspects of our services is our ability to obtain payment on files several years old. Through careful consideration and legal maneuvering, we have obtained thousands of dollars for clients on files ten years and older!!! We have a proven track record of our success and can offer you the same results. Give us a call so we can help you get paid today!

Lewin & Baglio, LLP is premised on the foundation of collections. Our services naturally flow into general collections in many different areas. We have the ability to take virtually any situation where money or property is owed and legally ensure you will obtain the necessary recourse. Our firm represents many different types of businesses.

In-Network & Out-of-Network

Did a patient refuse to pay their bill or worse yet take money that is owed by an insurance carrier and cash it without paying you? This is a very familiar situation which our firm handles on a daily basis. We will represent you and seek reimbursement for any money you are owed for medical services you provided to a patient. There are many legal hurdles which our firm will handle to ensure you are reimbursed for the services you rendered!

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Contract

Did you enter into a contract with someone and they did perform with respect to the terms of that contract? Did you shake hands on a deal and you weren’t paid or feel that someone made a misrepresentation? Do you have delinquent accounts where vendors have not or will not pay? We are your source for obtaining payments that are rightfully owed to you. We handle all types of non-payment and collection type of disputes. We will fight for you to obtain payment or make the wrongs right!