Personal Injury

The SMART Act: A Bipartisan Attempt to Make the MSP Act Workable

Posted by Health Law Informer Author on January 23, 2013
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On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1845, which includes the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (SMART Act).[1] The SMART Act,  amends several portions of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act that apply to non-group health plans, including liability (including self-insurance) and no-fault insurance and workers’ compensation plans (together, NGHPs).  Although the SMART Act makes significant substantive and procedural amendments to the MSP Act, many practical issues will continue to bedevil parties who are trying to settle a personal injury claim. Continue reading…

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