In a putative class action currently pending in federal court, Medicare beneficiaries are challenging the of Health and Human Services Secretary’s administration of the MSP program.

If you’ve ever been curious as to Medicare or Medicare Secondary Payer statistics, this case might provide some figures. The class is seeking discovery about how much the government collects under the MSP recovery program, how many Medicare beneficiaries are affected, average amounts collected from individuals and how much the government loses when defendants don’t pay MSP claims.

The putative class plaintiffs also want to know the error rate in initial MSP reimbursement claims, how the Secretary processes claims, how long it takes for a beneficiary to receive a response about the amount of a claim and how long it takes to resolve an appeal or waiver request.

See the latest HB Legal News Medicare Secondary Payer newsletter for more info.