Your Social Security Number or Your Money: Medicare Secondary Payer, the Law of Unintended Consequences, and a Call for Reform - The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

    24 January 2011

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, and continuing into early next year, fundamental changes will affect every claim or litigation in the country involving a Medicare beneficiary plaintiff. During this period, defendants, insurers, workers compensation plans, or any other entity will not be able to settle or pay a judgment to a Medicare beneficiary without reporting the payment, along with over one hundred other data points, to the Medicare program.

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