Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Medicare Liens

When a person is injured and they have Medicare coverage it can make for a difficult situation. That is because Medicare is entitled to be reimbursed for any expenses it paid for the medical expenses of someone who is injured and is covered by Medicare. The problem with is that Medicare often tries to claim that it is entitled to far more expenses than it ever actually paid for an injury. Often times when somebody is injured they may have other health problems as well that are not related to the injury, and continue to treat these problems along with their injury. It seems common for Medicare to then try to claim that it should be reimbursed for all medical treatment given to the person at a certain time even if it is not related to their injury. Medicare has no right to do this, and is only allowed to be reimbursed for the medical expenses incurred as a direct result from an accident or injury. However, Medicare will still make these claims, and then these claims must be disputed. It is a long arduous process disputing these claims with Medicare because of the size of this agency, and the long slow process you must go through. Although negotiating the lien amount with Medicare is a difficult and very time consuming process, at Reed & Mansfield we will go through this process, and make every effort to keep the lien as small as possible so that our clients can ultimately get more money from their case.

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