HB 2649 and SB 1514: Congress’ Renewed Attempt to Streamline the Workers Compensation and Medicare Set Aside Settlement Process

US House Bill 2649 and US Senate Bill 1514 were filed on June 4, 2015 by US Representative Reichert and US Senator Portman to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers’ compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions. Co-sponsored by … Read moreHB 2649 and SB 1514: Congress’ Renewed Attempt to Streamline the Workers Compensation and Medicare Set Aside Settlement Process

Pennsylvania Federal District Court Enforces Settlement Agreement, Confuses Medicare Status, Conditional Payment Responsibility, and Future Concerns

On March 23, 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania published its opinion on Villare v. GEICO Casualty Company, finding that since Plaintiffs had put forward uncontroverted evidence in the form of affidavits showing that Mr. Villare was not a Medicare beneficiary and that no Medicare lien existed, Plaintiffs had … Read morePennsylvania Federal District Court Enforces Settlement Agreement, Confuses Medicare Status, Conditional Payment Responsibility, and Future Concerns

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