Sometimes plans include medical costs that are NOT part of the treatment for the injury at issue in a settlement. These are known as “unrelated charges.” The Garretson team will review and analyze all claimed medical expenses to ensure that unrelated charges are removed from the healthcare plan’s lien. For example, if a lien for $10,000 contains $2,000 in unrelated charges, the auditing process will identify those costs and reduce the lien amount to $8,000. The $8,000 figure is known as the injury-related lien amount. GRG’s staff will make sure that your health plan is not reimbursed any more money in a lien than it spent to treat your injury.