High Court Asked To Hear Medicare Secondary Payor Dispute

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A Medicare patient injured in an automobile accident urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to determine whether Medicare can recover its entire payment when a beneficiary settles a tort or other claim for a reduced amount, claiming it could change how Medicare patients pursue personal injury lawsuits.

Petitioner Vernon Hadden, whose contention that Medicare was only entitled to a proportionate amount of the settlement he reached in his lawsuit stemming from the accident was rejected by the Sixth Circuit in November, said the appeals court's interpretation...
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