Medicare Trumps State Workers' Comp Law, High Court Told

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A Texas man who says his workers' compensation carrier should pay for medical expenses Medicare covered has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit ruling that a Medicare reimbursement statute can't trump a Texas law requiring preauthorization for workers' compensation expenses.

In May, the Fifth Circuit said Gualaupe Caldera failed to show that his workers' compensation carrier could be reasonably expected to pay for his medical expenses because he had failed to comply with Texas law requiring individuals to ask their carrier for...
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