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Medicare and Medicaid Liens

Posted in Medicare on Wed October 26, 2011

Recent legislative changes have impacted the settlement of personal injury and workers compensation cases in regards to Medicare and Medicaid. (Medicare is for folks over 65 years old, Medicaid is for folks with low income).

Medicare – Before you can settle a case where Medicare has paid for some or all of the medical bills, you have to obtain a conditional lien letter which gives you an estimate of the amount of bills paid. It can sometimes take months to get this letter.

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