01.18.2018

Reimbursing Medicare In PI Cases

Powell Law has litigated on behalf of the injured for 112 years. If you have suffered some injury as the result of an accident, call the attorneys at Powell Law. Your consultation is free and you don’t pay unless we win your case!

When personal injury plaintiffs receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits for accident-related expenses, they are obligated to repay the government if a third party is later subject to legal and financial responsibility for causing damages. Thus, Medicare and Medicaid are both typically entitled to reimbursement of their payment of expenses for medical treatment related to accidents.

As a condition of Medicaid eligibility, a Medicaid applicant is required to assign to the state any rights to payment of medical care from any third party. The federal government has a statutory lien for payments made under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP), which provides that Medicare may not make payments when “payment has been made or can reasonably be expected to be made under a workmen’s compensation law or plan of the United States or a State or under an automobile or liability insurance policy or plan (including a self-insured plan) or under no-fault insurance.”

For accident victims that receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits, the process of reimbursement of the payment of these benefits when third-party liability and responsibility is established may be complicated. The attorneys at Powell Law have the expertise and experience to ensure that their clients meet all applicable legal requirements when this reimbursement procedure is necessary. The attorneys at Powell Law carry on the work of a law firm that spans generations and has represented thousands of Pennsylvanians over a period of 112 years. Contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777 or visit us online. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay unless we win!

Reimbursing Medicare In PI Cases

 

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