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