When a Medicare beneficiary is injured and another entity is required to pay for their healthcare expenses – such as in a tort case, workers compensation claim, or auto insurance payment – Congress has long recognized that Medicare’s responsibility to pay is “secondary.” This well-established Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) policy is designed to ensure that the Medicare program and Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) do not waste taxpayer dollars by reimbursing healthcare expenses for which another entity is legally responsible. Today, however, literally every stakeholder agrees that the process by which CMS and PDPs recapture payment for claims that were not its responsibility to pay is broken. Please cosponsor the SPARC Act (H.R. 1122) to fix this broken system.
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