The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) [The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)] has filed a recovery action in the US District Court in Alabama for recovery of Medicare Secondary Payments (MSP).
The recovery action is based upon an alleged failure of the attorneys to honor a claim that CMS had filed in an underlying bankruptcy claim filed in 2003. The settlement provided for distributions to be paid from 2004 through 2013 by the defendants.
The complaint alleges that the US may initiate a claim for recovery of Medicare conditional payments when it "learns that payment 'has been or could have be made' under a liability insurance policy of plan. 42 C.F.R. Sec 411,24(b)."
Complaint: The United States of America v James J. Sticker, et al. Docket 1:09-cv-02423, filed 12.02.2009Click here to read more about Medicare Secondary Payer Act and workers' compensation.