CMS has no obligation to accept an MSP liability allocation without an adjudication on the merits (W.D. Kentucky) In this is Medicare Secondary Payer case, Hadden sought waiver of recovery of a condition payment. After suing to recover for injuries sustained in a collision, Hadden settled for $125,000, in addition to receiving $10,000 in Kentucky […]

2021 Training Powerpoint. Explains the rules that govern the payers‘ responsibility when people have Medicare and certain other types of health and/or prescription drug coverage

Richard J. Medalie, brought suit under the Medicare Secondary Payer statute (the “MSP”) against the drug companies that developed, manufactured, and marketed the drug Baycol. Following its decision in Stalley v. Catholic Health Initiatives, Nos. 06-3884, 06-4121, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 27331, 2007 WL 4165751 (8th Cir. Nov. 27, 2007), the Court held that an MSP […]

In a “short” order, the District Court adopted the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate finding that a medical malpractice settlement was not subject to any Medicare repayment or lien. It does not appear as though CMS was a party to the action. Thomas G. Golden of Bainbridge Island, Washington, represented the Plaintiff. Mr. Golden […]

Stalley brought a qui tam action against a group of skilled nursing facilities for failing to reimburse Medicare under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP). The action was removed and then the Defendants filed a motion to dismiss for lack of Article III standing. Because he was neither eligible for Medicare nor injured, the Court […]

Plaintiff contested Medicare’s claim under the MSP statute. Initially counsel informed Medicaid by letter that there was no duty to reimburse Medicare due to the holding in Thompson v. Goetzmann, 315 F.3d 457 (5th Cir. 2002). Medicare responded that even if Goetzmann was relevant, it would not apply to beneficiaries residing outside the Fifth Circuit. […]

Plaintiff brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1395y(b)(3)(A) to recover funds for the Medicare program attributable to cigarette smoking. The trial court dismissed the claim. On appeal, the court found that “[u]ntil Defendants’ responsibility to pay for a Medicare beneficiary’s expenses has been demonstrated (for example, by a judgment), Defendants’ obligation to reimburse Medicare does […]

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