Exercising your right to have Medicare pay for the treatment of your injuries after an accident will ensure that your settlement is protected. A California injury lawyer explains why.
Medicare should pay for your medical expenses after an accident. Hospitals and care providers, however, would prefer that it didn’t. Instead of accepting the reduced rates offered by Medicare, doctors and medical institutions would rather receive full compensation for care directly from your accident recovery, explains a California injury lawyer.
In many cases, when the cost of care is not adjusted for an insurer, it can be prohibitively expensive. Not only will allowing a hospital or a doctor to collect payment directly from your settlement reduce the amount you receive, it could prevent you from receiving any money at all. Several factors can contribute to such an outcome: the amount of the settlement, the extent of the insurance coverage, and the price of the medical attention.
After an accident, you have the right to request that Medicare pay for your treatment. While Medicare’s reimbursement will be deducted from your settlement, there are laws in place to regulate how much is collected, thereby protecting the amount of compensation you ultimately receive.
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