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Blindsided: P.I. lawyers caught unaware of new Medicare rules, ‘set aside’ practices could be on the way (access required)

Personal injury lawyers are bracing for more paperwork and possible delays in claim payments when the latest round of Medicare regulations kicks in next year. A few observers are even warning that plaintiffs’ lawyers will have to develop “set aside” plans for future medical expenses to settle cases for Medicare recipients, although there is no explicit ...

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  1. The fear for attorneys is the prospect of compliance review in hindsight. Lawyers worry that government attorneys will come knocking, demanding a grand a day for letting a plaintiff spend his settlement while Medicare paid his ongoing medical bills.

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