WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure designed to streamline the Medicare Secondary Payer reimbursement system.
Attorneys engaged in settling personal injury suits say the process for squaring away Medicare’s secondary payer rights is still a mess, and some suspect that new required reporting, from which Medicare collects data on personal injury settlements, is only making it worse.
Proposed rules on how future medical bills in personal injury settlements should be handled to protect the interests of Medicare have been released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
New guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is expected to streamline Medicare reimbursement for injured plaintiffs.
A federal appeals court is set to decide an issue vexing plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys who settle cases where Medicare asserts its right to reimbursement of a plaintiff’s medical bills.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made some changes to help lawyers settle personal injury cases and address “secondary payer” reimbursement to Medicare.
Published: September 19, 2011
Tags: AAJ, American Association for Justice, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Medicare, Medicare lien, Medicare reporting, Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Medicare set-aside
A looming deadline that will require reporting of personal injury settlements to Medicare has united trial lawyers who are normally adversaries in personal injury cases.
Published: November 23, 2010
Tags: AAJ, American Association for Justice, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Medicare, Medicare reporting, Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Medicare set-aside
Once again, controversial reporting rules that require liability insurers to inform Medicare of personal injury settlements have been postponed – and plaintiffs’ lawyers are hoping the delay will encourage settlements.