9th Circuit: Medicare Does Not Allow Insurer To Recover Survivor's Benefits

9th Circuit: Medicare Does Not Allow Insurer To Recover Survivor's Benefits

SAN FRANCISCO - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 19 affirmed that a private Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) plan cannot sue a plan participant's survivors for reimbursement of expenses paid out of the proceeds of an automobile insurance policy (Guillermina Parra, et al. v. PacifiCare of Arizona Inc., No.11-16069, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 7861).

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