Documents and Links

Below are links to those Alerts, court cases and documents relating to  the new Medicare Reporting requirements for liability cases involving Medicare recipients and its impact on third-party liability settlements.

In U.S. v Stricker, the government has stated unambiguously its position with respect to the people and companies whom it intends to hold responsible for the payment of Medicare liens and the scope of the lien obligation.  See: US v Stricker

In U.S. v. Harris, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia entered summary judgment against the lawyer who obtained a settlement for a claimant/Medicare beneficiary, requiring the lawyer to pay the entire amount of the lien claimed by Medicare, plus interest, because the lien was not satisfied out of the settlement proceeds.  See: U.S. v Harris