In follow up to our recent blog on the SMART Act and its impact on personal injury cases, today we feature the white paper presented by our friends at Garretson Resolution Group. The list of changes includes:
- Three-year statute of limitations on Medicare’s reimbursement rights;
- A $300 baseline for certain claim reporting obligations
- Calls for the Dept. of Health & Human Services to create an alternate method for identifying Medicare claimants without using Social Security numbers or health insurance claim number.
Review of this very detailed analysis is time well spent for all personal injury attorneys, to receive a copy contact us by clicking here. In addition to assistance with the new Medicare law, Matt Garretson and his team provide a number of settlement solution tools.
To review the Act in its entirety for more information regarding the changes HR 1845 (112th) Title II – Strengthening Medicare Secondary Payer Rule, visit https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1845/text
As noted previously, final regulations to the SMART Act must be promulgated by October 10, 2013.
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