A Brief Overview Of MMSEA

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 2:44 PM EST) -- The landscape of Medicare reimbursements for medical care provided to a claimant alleging the negligence of another is changing drastically; gone are the days of the simple Medicare lien.

All attorneys working with insurers and self-insured entities must quickly become familiar with the changes and advise clients accordingly. The burden has shifted onto insurers and their attorneys to perform detailed reporting and to take Medicare into consideration when effectuating settlements.

The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) is Congress’ solution to years of...
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