Medicare and workers’ comp

Medicare and workers’ comp

by Nick Reiter, January 26, 2022

If you are on Medicare but still in the workforce, it’s essential to know what to do if you are injured on the job. If you have a work-related accident, there may be confusion about how you will pay your medical bills. Does Medicare pay, or does your employer’s workers’ comp insurance pay? The answer is not an easy one.

If you get hurt at work, and the workers’ comp insurance carrier accepts the claim as a covered work injury, they should pay for all reasonable, necessary, and related medical care. However, what often happens is that Medicare receives the bill from the medical provider and the comp carrier ends up not providing payment for medical services.

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