Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Insurance Recorded Statement: Beware This Seemingly Innocent Question

    “If we get some of your bills, do we have permission to pay your medical providers directly?” That’s a question that I’ve started seeing when GEICO takes recorded statements of some of my clients (and I can only assume that other insurance companies will follow behind).  It seems innocuous.  The client says, “yes.” …

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Medicare: A Personal Injury Problem Gets Worse

I’ve written before about my frustrations in dealing with Medicare. When our clients have Medicare, we have to contact Medicare, find out the amounts they paid, and then negotiate reimbursements with them.  This is a painstaking process that involves several steps. First, we notify Medicare that our clients are asserting personal injury claims. Second, the…

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A Huge Win For Personal Injury Victims

I don’t normally post about legal opinions because I generally think my readers don’t care about the details of claims.  But last week, personal injury victims who have Medicare won a huge victory in a federal court. If you read this blog or follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve heard my gripes about Medicare. …

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Slight Medicare Reform: Help Us Help You

One of the most frustrating parts of our work is dealing with Medicare.  When Medicare pays for accident victims’ medical care,  the victims have to pay Medicare back for that care out of any settlement or verdict.  But it can be an almost impossible tak finding out (1) how much Medicare claims it paid and is owed, and (2)…

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