Supreme Court Case No. 20SC261, Supreme Court Case No. 20SC784.

495 P.3d 935 (2021)

2021 CO 65

Peggy HARVEY, Petitioner, v. CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES d/b/a Centura Health-St. Anthony Hospital and Centura Health Corporation, Respondents. Eileen Manzanares, Petitioner, v. Centura Health Corporation a/k/a Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado, d/b/a St. Mary-Corwin Hospital of Pueblo, Colorado, d/b/a Centura Health-St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Colorado.

September 13, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Attorneys for Petitioner Peggy Harvey: Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., Robert E. Markel , Aurora, Colorado.

Attorneys for Petitioner Eileen Manzanares: Robert J. Anderson, P.C., Scott F. Anderson , Robert J. Anderson , Rifles M. Burtzos , Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Attorneys for Respondents Catholic Health Initiatives and Centura Health Corporation: McConnell Van Pelt, LLC, Traci L. Van Pelt , Denver, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Associated Collection Agencies of Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico, Inc.: Greenberg Sada & Moody, PC, Alan Greenberg , Englewood, Colorado, Professional Finance Company, Inc., Nicholas J. Prola , Greeley, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Creditor Bar Association: Markus Williams Young & Hunsicker, LLC, Kimberly L. Martinez , Denver, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Defense Lawyers Association: Messner Reeves LLP, Kendra N. Beckwith , Denver, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Hospital Association: Caulfield Law, LLC, Sharon E. Caulfield , Boulder, Colorado.

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Colorado Trial Lawyers Association: Leventhal Puga Braley, P.C., Robyn, Levin Clarke , Denver, Colorado, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., Nelson Boyle , David Dean Batchelder , Englewood, Colorado.

En Banc.

¶1 These cases require us to examine the interplay between Colorado's hospital lien statute, § 38-27-101, C.R.S. (2020) (the "Lien Statute"), and the federal Medicare Secondary Payer statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1395y (2021) (the "MSP Statute"). Specifically, we must decide whether, under...


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