Law Addresses Personal Injury Cases With Medicare Patients
President Obama recently signed legislation (HR 1063, S 1718) to address the reimbursement and settlement process for Medicare beneficiaries involved in personal injury cases, in part by establishing a schedule for medical claims. Under the new law, beneficiaries have 120 days to notify CMS that a personal injury case is expected to settle. CMS then has 65 days to detail how much it believes it is owed by the negligent party, with a potential 30-day extension if necessary.
- "New Law May Help Speed the Processing of Medicare Claims in Personal Injury Cases" (Andrews, Kaiser Health News/Washington Post, 1/28).