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Benjamin M. Basista
Benjamin M. Basista joined Burns White in 2004. He is a Member concentrating his practice in the area of Medicare compliance.
Mr. Basista focuses his practice on addressing Medicare issues that arise in the resolution of workers’ compensation, general liability and FELA claims. He is retained as National Medicare Counsel and Advisory Medicare Counsel by a number of insurance carriers, third party administrators, and self-insured entities, including Class I and short line railroads, to advise on compliance matters regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute.
Mr. Basista is a frequent lecturer on the topic of Medicare compliance to insurance carriers, self-insured businesses, law firms and professional organizations. Mr. Basista has been named as industry Medicare counsel to the Association of American Railroads and has assumed the role of legislative chair for the National Association of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals.
Mr. Basista obtained his Juris Doctor in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a finalist for the 2003 Herman L. Foreman Labor Law Award. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2000.
Previously, he served as a law clerk with the Hon. Paul F. Lutty in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and in the Pittsburgh office of the National Labor Relations Board. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Basista is admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 2003)
The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 2000)
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
National Association of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
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