More Muscle For Medicare In Health Care Bankruptcies

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT) -- For many health care entities, Medicare payments constitute a large percentage of their dependable revenue. Distressed health care entities often have incurred Medicare overpayments, and also often count on continued Medicare revenues to help keep them afloat after a bankruptcy filing. Entities which seek liquidation hope that they can resolve the Medicare claims along with the rest of their debts in the bankruptcy court. Consequently, “what will Medicare do?” with respect to its overpayment claim is a frequent topic of concern in health care bankruptcies....
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