Important Change to Medicare Reimbursement Guidelines | Milestone Legal Examiner

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Jeffrey Lapin‘s insight:

Very important (and good) information for lawyers representing Medicare beneficiaries in personal injury or workers’ compensation cases: 


"On July 10, 2013, an important piece of the SMART Act went into effect.  The government will now have a set period of three years to seek reimbursement for costs that another party has accepted responsibility for (per a settlement, judgment, award, or other payment).  The three-year statute of limitations is to be measured beginning on the date of reporting the case to CMS (see Section 111 of the Medicare Medicaid SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 for Mandatory Insurer Reporting Rules).  This change protects the Medicare beneficiary from being hit several years down the line for reimbursement."


By: John Bair via The Legal Examiner

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About Jeffrey Lapin
Caring. Passionate. Dedicated. I represent injured, abused and disabled clients in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska.

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