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Medicare Secondary Payer

November 19, 2015  |  By: Joan Fusco & Ed Oleksiak
Medicare Secondary Payer

The Medicare Secondary Payer program stipulates when Medicare is to serve as the primary payer of claims, meaning that it pays health claims first and if a beneficiary has other insurance coverage it can be used to fill in any gaps, and when it should pay second or not pay at all. However, interpreting these rules from both the employer's and individual's perspective can be challenging.



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