Michael E. Lents
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Lents has been in the workers’ compensation industry since 1988 starting with The Travelers and then California Casualty as a claims examiner.
In 1991, he cofounded Lien On Me, Inc. which helped pioneer lien defense on behalf of employers, insurers and third-party administrators. For the past 24 years, he has managed lien defense, medical bill review, MPN, UR and/or nurse case management programs for accounts such as the City and County of San Francisco, the County of Santa Clara, the City and County of Los Angeles, Preferred Employers, CIGA, ORCPG, U.S. Concrete, and many more private and public agencies.
Mr. Lents has a California Self-Insurance Administrator’s Certificate of Achievement, is a designated Experienced Medical Bill Reviewer and has created case law regarding third-party subrogation credit rights in Trustees’ Collection Service v. W.C.A.B.
With his claims experience, litigation expertise and medical cost-containment knowledge, Mr. Lents brings a comprehensive talent to CostFirst.