Souderton, PA asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania

Q: Do i need to sign release for other persons insurance to get medicare lien info?

I am trying to settle out an accident at 0% my fault. My car was totaled and I was in hospital overnight. I have medicare and am requesting lien be paid in addition to settlement. Must I sign a release to insurer to have access to my CMS medicare account or can I just supply them with the final medicare lien amount paperwork on my own?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Pennsylvania attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, if you've gotten to the release stage, it seems unlikely that they want to see your entire medical history, hence blank authorization for your account. It seems more likely they want to know about the reduction made by Medicare. I can't speak for Pennsylvania, but it is a common practice for public health insurance providers to reduce liens based on the award. It would seem that is what they want to see, more so than your entire medical history. But that is only speculation - you could consult with your attorney, or a Pennsylvania attorney who has the actual file at hand to review to offer more exact guidance specific to your situation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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