The Relationship Between Social Security, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation Claims
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how the interrelationship between Social Security disability benefits and workers’ compensation makes settlement of workers' compensation cases more attractive for the injured worker.
The parties to a workers’ compensation case are now the worker, the employer/insurer, and Medicare. You will learn how compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act affects both Medicare beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries who are resolving the medical portion of a workers’ compensation claim. Our speakers will answer the following questions: Which cases are reported to Medicare? What are the obligations of the parties to Medicare? Can the cumbersome process of Medicare approval be avoided? and how can the parties reasonably consider Medicare’s interest without overfunding the Medicare set-aside?
• You will be able to discuss the effect on Social Security disability benefits when workers’ compensation benefits are resolved.
• You will be able to explain where the injured worker is a Medicare beneficiary.
• You will be able to recognize where the injured worker is not a Medicare beneficiary.
• You will be able to describe the risks and obligations of the parties in Medicare compliance.