Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Lien Best Practice
Are you a Medicare beneficiary’s attorney managing a personal injury case? Does your office understand all of the complexities of managing the Medicare and Medicare Advantage Organization lien resolution process? Read more about the best practices we have found to make the process easier and more cost effective.
Our clients tell us that Medicare is not very responsive to their needs. There are many situations where the attorneys are waiting several months or years to resolve a Medicare lien. Very often the settlement is postponed due to Medicare administration.
Fortunately, our RiskPro administration platform is utilizing the best available technology to streamline our clients Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) process. By utilizing the professional services of our unique RiskPro technology and professional service platform, combined with the best options available from Medicare for reporting Medicare Secondary Payer obligations, we have created the fastest, most cost-effective solutions for our clients. Some of our best practices are noted below.
- Develop an internal checklist – Your office should identify in the interview process any insurance the client may have, including Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid programs. If the client is currently receiving Medicare, Medicare Advantage and/or Medicaid insurance, obtain copies of all cards during the initial interview.
- Identify the administrative offices of each insurance company with addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses, if possible, to speed the process of communication. Most offices administrating these types recovery liens have dedicated personnel to begin the process.
As Benjamin Franklin said in his “Advice to a Young Tradesman”, “Remember that time is money” and “Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.”