Chicago Medicare Lien Attorney
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc.



Chicago Medicare Lien Attorney

Illinois Lawyer for Medicare Payback Notices

People who are covered by Medicare often have limited financial resources, and they rely on these government benefits to address their healthcare needs. Unfortunately, there are some situations where people may receive notices from Medicare stating that they are required to pay back the benefits they have received. This can be a very frightening letter to receive in the mail, especially for those who have experienced financial difficulties due to injuries or illnesses that have required extensive medical treatment. Fortunately, there are options for responding to these notices and ensuring that issues related to Medicare will not result in additional financial hardship.

At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc., we understand the difficulties that many people face when they experience medical issues. With our knowledge of healthcare law, we can help people throughout the United States respond to these concerns and push back against requests for payments from Medicare. We have been able to help our clients have payments reduced significantly or eliminated altogether, and we are ready to assist you in taking steps to protect your financial interests.

Medicare Conditional Payment Letters

Medicare recipients are usually able to have their healthcare costs covered by the government. However, Medicare retains the right to recover payments made to healthcare providers if patients receive compensation from another source. This can become an issue in situations where Medicare recipients suffer personal injuries, receive medical treatment, and are able to recover compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit. In these situations, a patient may be notified that they will be required to reimburse Medicare for the costs of treatment related to the injury.

As an example, consider the following situation: a Medicare recipient suffered serious injuries in a car accident. Following the accident, they were transported to a hospital in an ambulance and received emergency medical treatment, including surgery to correct a broken hip. Additional treatment was required in the subsequent months, including doctor visits, medications, and physical therapy. While Medicare covered all of the costs of this treatment, the victim experienced additional damages, including income lost while they were recovering from their injuries. They pursued a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who was at fault for the accident, and they received a settlement of $50,000. However, a few months after receiving the settlement, they received a "Conditional Payment Letter" from Medicare stating that the costs of their medical treatment exceeded $50,000, and thus, they are required to pay the total amount they received through the settlement to Medicare.

Receiving a Medicare Conditional Payment Letter can be very distressing. Even if the medical care following an injury was covered by Medicare, a person may rely on the compensation they received to address other financial needs. The prospect of being forced to give up most or all of a settlement may cause them to worry about their ability to pay ongoing bills and provide for themselves and their family.

Fortunately, with the help of an attorney, a person in this situation can respond to notices from Medicare and contest the requirement to provide reimbursement for the medical treatment they received. Waivers of conditional payments may be available in situations where the requirement to reimburse Medicare would cause undue hardship, or compromises may be reached in which only a percentage of the total amount will need to be repaid.

Contact Our Illinois Medicare Conditional Payment Attorney

If you have received a Conditional Payment Letter from Medicare, you will need to act quickly to address this issue and determine how it can be resolved. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc., we can help you respond to Medicare and determine what options may be available to reduce or eliminate your financial obligations. To discuss your case with us and learn how we can help you, contact our firm at 630-310-1267 and set up a free consultation today.

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