Lien Recoveries

Provider Type

  • Physicians 
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Some hospitals assume the responsibility for collecting third-party recoveries through their contract with Health Net. The hospital may have its own lien right independent of the contractual lien described in Health Net's Evidence of Coverage (EOC) or Certificate of Insurance (COI), in which case the hospital asserts its own lien. It is the participating provider's staff responsibility to coordinate assertion of liens with the hospital and Health Net to avoid duplication or confusion. In the assertion of any lien, the hospital and the participating providers staffs must be clear about the nature and basis of the third-party recovery right they are asserting and any limitations on the lien under the law.

Member Cooperation

If the member refuses to honor the obligation to sign and return the lien form and declines to reimburse Health Net and the participating provider after settling with the third party, the participating provider should not delay or deny providing services or reimbursing the member's claims.