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The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part V - Medicare Part C Advantage Plans

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part V - Medicare Part C Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans look like private insurance, but they act a lot like regular Medicare when reimbursement gets involved.

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part IV

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part IV

What happens when Medicare has a right of reimbursement that competes with other types of liens? Well, let's say that most of the time, it isn't pretty for the other guys.

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part III

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part III

It's important to audit Medicare's asserted right to reimbursement. They won't do it for you, and if the Program gets paid for unrelated treatment, that money's going to come straight out of your pocket.

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part I

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part I

Medicare is great, but it can turn into a real bear when the time comes to disburse your settlement proceeds. It's super important that you know this stuff before it comes back to bite you; read on!

Cui Bono? Reasons and Ramifications For When the Hospital Refuses to Bill Your Health Insurance

Cui Bono? Reasons and Ramifications For When the Hospital Refuses to Bill Your Health Insurance

What happens when the hospital refuses to bill your health insurance carrier for your treatment? Why does this happen, who benefits, and most importantly, is it legal?

ERISA, Part 2: The Bright Side of the Dark Side of Your Employee Health Plan

ERISA, Part 2:  The Bright Side of the Dark Side of Your Employee Health Plan

As it turns out, ERISA isn't completely all-powerful.  When your employee health plan comes after your settlement, you may have options for limiting their recovery.