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?
When the Presumptive Approach fails, what options are you left with? Until recently, you might find yourself up the creek. But now, North Carolina law gives you a great way to make sure that Medicaid doesn't get money that was meant for you!
We know that Medicaid's subrogation interest is capped. But how do you finalize what the lien amount is, and what happens when Medicaid's interest conflicts with the lien interests of other providers?
Yes, you have to tell Medicaid about your settlement. Bummer, I know. But does Medicaid have to put you on notice of its own subrogation rights? Answers within!
Spoiler alert, though. It doesn't. Double-bummer.
Medicaid is great, most of the time. But when it comes time to collect your settlement check, you may be surprised to find that Medicaid can become a major burden. This is the first in a series of articles speaking to what Medicaid is, what its subrogation interest is, and how you can mitigate the damage.