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SMART Act addresses some Medicare Secondary Payer delays

Steven M. Sellers

The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act, which addresses administrative delays by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that prevented injured people from receiving secondary payer compensation until Medicare was reimbursed for its costs, is now law. The Medicare Secondary Payer system will be promptly reimbursed for medical costs that are the responsibility of a third party, usually an insurance company, during the course of civil litigation.

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