Medicare Issues Proposed Rules on “Future Medicals”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued proposed rules to address the issue of how Medicare beneficiaries will protect Medicare’s interest when future medical care is claimed or the settlement or judgment released (or has the effect of releasing) claims for future medical care.

Here are the proposed regulations issued by CMS.  The proposed regulations have 7 different options, the first four of which are available to current and future Medicare beneficiaries.  The final three options are available only to current beneficiaries.