Litigation: Personal Injury

Medicare Liens and Personal Injury Matters

, The Legal Intelligencer


A recent trend in the settlement of personal injury matters involves demands by the tortfeasor's liability insurance company requesting a plaintiff to produce final lien information in regard to Medicare before the matter can be finally concluded and a settlement draft issued. This is so because of the potential penalties that may arise if Medicare liens are not addressed out of the settlement funds.

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  • Daniel E. Cummins

    For even more recent opinions on this topic, all of which again confirm that an agreed upon personal injury settlement can not be held up by a possible Medicare lien, please go to my blog Tort Talk at and scroll down the right hand column to the "Labels" section and click on the label for "Medicare/Medicaid" thereunder. This will bring you to a page listing all of the Tort Talk blog posts on this issue.

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