Medicare penalties and interest on liens is robbing victims of any recovery. Don't get trapped by failing to follow these notification and lien reimbursement guidelines.Medicare paid my accident bills, do they get reimbursed by the other party's insurance?
Medicare is becoming much more aggressive in collection efforts after recovery in a personal injury case. New regulations have passed that provide Medicare has the right to be notified of recovery from a third party and further regulations now place personal liability on anyone associated with the case if the lien and notification is not made. That means the insurance company for the other driver, you, the attorney you hired and/or the other party's attorney can all be liable.
42 USC 1395 y (b) (7) now makes it more important to be vigilant on Medicare liens. If the government is denied payment of Medicare benefits reimbursement, it can seek twice the owed amount, interest and penalty of up to $1000 per day for delay. With the complexity of Medicare liens, it can take up to 6 months to gain a reimbursement proposal from Medicare.
Therefore a personal injury and accident attorney has almost become a must. After all, what if you already settled your case, then learned of Medicare reimbursement that took the whole settlement. There would be nothing left for you. Don’t let yourself be trapped by this hidden issue.
If you would prefer to let a professional hanlde the matter, do not hesitate to call a Los Angeles auto accident and pedestrian accident attorney. Call us a 1 888 752-7474 or contact us on the web.