Medicare And Your FL Claim
Seeking medical care after a Florida accident is essential, and when you do so, you are likely simply thinking of healing your injury, not whether you are a Medicare recipient, a person who has medical coverage through your employer benefits package, or you purchase insurance through the ACA marketplace. But if you move forward with a personal injury claim, the type of insurance you have or don’t have could impact your settlement.
Most Medicare recipients are senior citizens, individuals who are 65 year old or older, but there are others who qualify, including people with disabilities who are under the age of 65. In the event of financial recovery following an accident, you may need to reimburse Medicare for some of your care expenses. A Delray Beach personal injury attorney can determine the worth of your claim and let you know how much will need to be distributed to Medicare after they look over the details of your case.
Financial Recovery and Medicare Liens
When financial compensation is possible, it could be because of a range of expenses, including costs for time spent in a hospital, fees for doctor appointments, and other therapy bills. But if you are a Medicare recipient, you may receive a Medicare lien notice that outlines how much you need to pay back. The lien will list all of the fees and expenses that need to be paid out of your settlement.
While it is possible to appeal a Medicare lien, negotiating is not typically a viable solution. Paying the amount in full or appealing the whole lien are the most common options, your attorney can advise you on what is best for your unique circumstance.
Keeping Records and Connecting with Medicare
It is always good to protect yourself by keeping good records, this is true if you are entering a personal injury filing as a Medicare recipient or not. And Medicare pay backs can be streamlined when records are clear and complete.
While it may help to streamline the process by contacting Medicare yourself and informing them of your accident and the pending financial settlements, many find themselves too overwhelmed by their injuries and recovery plans. Settlement plans will prompt liens, so you will hear from Medicare if you do not contact them yourself. Talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney to learn more about how to push back on low offers knowing a huge percentage will go to Medicare or the possibility of appealing a Medicare lien.
Are you a Florida resident who relies on Medicare coverage for your accident injury recovery? When you connect with the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach, they will advise you on accessing financial recovery and guide you through any Medicare repayments that need to be made. To understand your options, connect with our qualified lawyers. We have been fighting for the rights of individuals of every age who have accident expenses due to another’s negligence, and we’ve been doing so for over 30 years. Call our office at 561-265-2220 or contact us online to get your claim started.