Navigating The Medicare Secondary Payer Minefield

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- By now, most insurers have heard of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) and know that Medicare must be reimbursed for medical expenses paid when another entity is primarily responsible for the payment. What you may not have considered, however, is how the MSP and recent changes to it may impact how your business resolves product liability claims.

Initially, the MSP only applied to insurers and required a beneficiary’s private insurance plan to report to and reimburse Medicare once a personal injury claim was resolved. However,...
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