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4th Cir.: Judgment debtor didn’t delay payment owed to Medicare (access required)

A plaintiff who was owed a medical-malpractice judgment that would partially be reimbursed to Medicare had standing to sue the judgment debtor for delayed payment. However, the 37 days between the judgment and payment did not constitute “delay.” Background In 1980, Congress enacted the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, making Medicare an entitlement of last resort, available only ...