Since at least 1980, federal law has permitted Medicare to recover payments made for medical care provided to beneficiaries when there is liability or workers' compensation insurance that would otherwise be available to the beneficiary. Practitioners and claims professionals are (or should be) familiar with the process of requesting information concerning the amount of these payments and Medicare's claims for reimbursement through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") when finalizing the terms and conditions of settlements involving Medicare beneficiaries. ... Continue Reading
The majority of claims are settled by claims professionals without involving attorneys or litigation. These settlement agreement are contracts. Generally, contracts entered into by minors are voidable at the election of the minor when she reaches the age of majority. ... Continue Reading
March 03, 2012 BY Jason Prine | Professional Malpractice and Healthcare Litigation
Professional services agreements generally contain descriptions of the work to be performed regardless of whether these agreements ... Continue Reading
An insurer has at least three options when presented with a liability claim or suit against an insured: (1) accept the claim and defend the insured if suit ... Continue Reading
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