The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) protects the Medicaid and Medicare systems from paying the future medical costs of work injuries.
They become involved when a workers' compensation claim is nearing a settlement. They will approve how much should be set aside in an MSA. The attorneys and staff at Keefe & Griffiths, PC will oversee this process.
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Many work-related injuries are severe enough that they will require medical treatment well into the future. That treatment may be required even after retirement. This is where workers compensation benefits start to overlap with Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
At the St. Louis law firm of Keefe & Griffiths PC, our attorneys know how to take Medicare and Medicaid issues into consideration when filing workers' compensation claims.
Medicare and Medicaid claims are not intended to cover costs that employers should be covering in workers' compensation cases, and laws have been established to protect Medicaid and Medicare from costs that work comp should pay.
The most important component is a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (MSA), which requires that a portion of a workers' compensation settlement be preserved for future medical expenses.