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August 2019 Washington Letter


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Hope for Medicare Set-asides in Workers Comp Cases?

Employees trying to settle workers compensation claims face a complicated process, especially when the injured employees either are, or soon could be, eligible for Medicare. Normally, settlement discussions in workers’ compensation cases involve protracted discussions between the employee and those tasked with handling their claims. However, if an employee needs Medicare or Medicaid benefits to get required medical care, then the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have a financial interest in being reimbursed for those expenses and delays are inevitable.

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