Medicaid is a means-tested health program for individuals and families with low income. When a person on Medicaid is injured in a personal injury accident, Medicaid may pay for medical expenses that ultimately should be paid by the at-fault party. In such a situation, Medicaid will often place a subrogation lien on the injury victim's personal recovery.
A lien by Medicaid can be a burdensome setback for a personal injury attorney who has been working for months securing a favorable settlement for his or her client. At Magruder Law, we work with personal injury attorneys nationwide, handling subrogation liens asserted by Medicaid and other health & welfare benefit providers.
Medicaid Subrogation Claims
Medicaid may have a claim to a portion of your clients' personal injury settlement, but it can only place a lien on that portion of an award or settlement for medical damages. As well, if your client had a pre-existing condition that was treated in the wake of the accident, Medicaid should not be entitled to reimbursement for those expenses.
In handing Medicaid liens, we thoroughly examine all elements of the treatment, line by line, to determine what treatments are related to the accident. Then estimate thenon-medical versus medical portions of the injury victim's personal injury settlement in order to determine the extent of Medicaid's lien.
A Medicaid reimbursement claim can result in significant paperwork and burdensome legal details. We handle all aspects of subrogation claims so our clients can focus on serving their clients. We have a proven record of success handling subrogation claims for personal injury firms throughout the nation.
Contact Us · Indiana Medicaid Liens Lawyer
If you are a personal injury attorney seeking the counsel of an experienced Medicaid subrogation lawyer, please contact us online or by telephone at 502-690-6611. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, we handle a broad range of subrogation law matters for clients throughout the nation.