Medicare Saves $124M Through Settlement Reporting Rules

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Requirements that workers' compensation, automotive liability and other insurance plans notify Medicare contractors when they pay health care costs for Medicare beneficiaries have led to a $124 million increase in Medicare savings over the last three years, according to a report released Tuesday.

Medicare is usually the primary payer for health care services for beneficiaries. But in certain cases of accident or injury, other insurance plans, such as workers' compensation or auto liability insurance, are responsible for covering the beneficiary's health care costs.

Often, when one...
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