The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has opposed the proposal made by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for future medical requirements in the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) system. MSP ensures that Medicare is reimbursed for medical costs that should be paid by another party, such as insurer or negligent party. For example, Medicare would pay for the medical bills in an automobile accident, but would be reimbursed by the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident through MSP.
According to AAJ, the current proposal would create further delays in the MSP system for both seniors and beneficiaries who are in need of the treatment right away.
AAJ submitted comments to CMS, stating that “CMS should take a more balanced approach than exists in the current reimbursement system on any new MSP requirements… A critical objective of any MSP policy must be to eliminate confusion and uncertainty and create a policy that is clear, efficient and fair.”
AAJ released a report explaining the inconsistencies and lengthy delays in the current system – to read more click here.