One of our readers asked this questions recently: “FTCA vs Medicare – which takes precedent?” According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, medical bills paid by Medicare for tort victims are conditional payments. If there is a tort recovery, Medicare is required to be reimbursed.
As you continue to familiarize yourself with contamination at bases across the country, you’ll begin to uncover the complexities involved in fighting for accountability in the courts. Specifically, the Camp Lejeune water contamination legal case involves several angles to consider and the legalese can get confusing. In this brief article, we wanted to shed some light on the legal issues and laws involved as well as put together the bigger picture in a digestible way.