When an attorney is requesting a lien from Medicare, it is important to request the lien amount as soon as possible. I suggest that when you first "take in" a case you set up the Medicare lien request so that you don't have to wait too long on the "back end". Don't worry if the client is still treating, by the time Medicare processes the lien request, your client will probably be fully recovered.
To start a Medicare claim, you must "set up" the file with the New York Office:
MSP Claims Investigation Unit
P. O. Box 5041
New York, NY 10274-0125
Once you get the claim/lien request set up with Medicare, you will deal with a different office:
Detroit, MI 48232-3828
The Detroit office is new, so I'm still waiting to see how they are doing in terms of responding to requests. I can't imagine t could be slower than it has been in the past (1-2 years) but we'll just have to see. If you have had a good or bad experience, post it as a comment below.
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