Fix Medicare’s Broken Secondary Payer System


By Roy Franco Inside Sources The deadline has come and gone, and Congress is still working on funding the government for the fiscal year. In late November, lawmakers passed a continuing resolution to give themselves another month to pass required appropriations bills, but important questions remain on how to fund key tax and spending proposals.  No […]

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Viewpoint: CMS’ Liability Medicare Set Aside Proposal is Bad Policy


By Nathaniel F. Wienecke Claims Journal It’s a scenario every senior citizen fears—getting seriously injured in an accident. Whether it’s a slip and fall at the grocery store or getting hit by a car crossing the street, the question of “who pays?” often isn’t far from anyone’s mind. Luckily for most Medicare beneficiaries, there is […]

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MARC Applauds PAID Act’s Introduction in the Senate


WASHINGTON, DC – The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today commended Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing the Provide Accurate Information Directly Act (PAID Act) (S. 1989), a bipartisan bill to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer process and provide a clear framework to enable the smoother coordination of benefits between settling […]

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Fix Medicare Secondary Payer System for Responsible Organizations Trying to Settle


BY RON KIND & GUS BILIRAKIS MORNING CONSULT Every year, an estimated 500,000 personal injury-related cases are settled in the United States, by far the largest area of civil litigation in the country. Tort cases, workers compensation claims and even auto accidents typically lead to a settlement where the liable party must pay for an individual’s medical expenses. While […]

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Congress Must Fix the Broken Medicare Secondary Payer Process


BY RE KNACK, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR THE HILL  Accidents happen every day. From a slip-and-fall at the shopping center to fender-benders on the highway, to more serious cases involving life-threatening injuries. Often these situations resolve through a negotiated settlement, where the entity alleged to have caused the accident ends up settling a portion of the individual’s claims, including claims for […]

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MARC Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medicare Secondary Payer Policy


WASHINGTON, DC – The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today applauded the introduction of the Provide Accurate Information Directly Act (PAID Act) (H.R. 1375), a bipartisan bill to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer process and provide a clear framework for communication among involved stakeholders. “The PAID Act will ensure that there is a clear and […]

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CLM Magazine: Mapping Out a Course


In an article for CLM Magazine, MARC Coalition’s Heather Sanderson urges primary plans to consider best practices as courts rule in favor of Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) recovering double damages. Sanderson astutely notes that with both the 3rd and 11th Circuit Courts finding in favor of MAPs being allowed to bring an Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) private cause of […]

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Morning Consult: The ‘Secondary Payer’ Program – A Medicare Fix We Can All Get Behind


In health policy, the minutia is not trivial; it’s essential. Small incentives created by policymakers can have a significant impact upon how Medicare beneficiaries, doctors, hospitals and insurers respond to health care claims. But sometimes policies — even the most well-intentioned — can have unintended consequences, leading to wasted resources, burdensome regulations and broken promises to […]

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