This is a motor vehicle case where Plaintiff cited Ahlborn, seeking to avoid reimbursing Medicaid. Decedent was injured in a collision on June 30, 2005 and died intestate on July 4, 2005 at age 85. A proposed settlement of $50,000 constituted the defendant’s insurance limits. All medical expenses associated with the collision were paid by […]

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In Arkansas Dept. Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268 (2006), Heidi Ahlborn suffered severe and permanent injuries at age 19 as a result of an automobile accident. She was left partially brain damaged and unable to complete her education. Medicaid determined she was eligible for benefits and paid providers $215,645.30 on her behalf. Later, […]

A personal injury victim tried to make an end-run around MSP by having payment go directly to the victim. The trial court approved the settlement structure, but it was appealed. The case was reversed since “Liberty Mutual exposes itself to paying off Tripp’s Medicare lien in the event Tripp herself does not. Leaving Liberty Mutual […]

The wife was a personal representative of the husband’s estate. The husband was killed in a vehicle collision. Medicaid paid $168,691.58 in medical expenses and had an automatic lien. Medicaid filed its lien with the Court alleging a right to full payment. After the wrongful death action was brought, the case settled for $900,000, plus […]

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