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Medicare Takes Bigger Bite Out California Workers Compensation

Medicare has doubled its reimbursement recover from California  workers' compensation claims in a single year according to a report released today. The 100% increase in California from $3Million (2012) to $6Million (2013) illustrates the determinate of CMS (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)  to end cost-shifting through strict enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP).

Since July 23, 2001(The date the Patel Memo was issued) a dramatic increase in the elimination of the Federal "subsidy" of future medical care for compensable work-related conditions has also been reported. In California a 40% increase has been also reported in the last year from $92Million to $129Millon for Medicare Set Aside Agreements.

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Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.

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