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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Resolving Medicare Liens: Part 2

Here are steps 3 & 4, to wit:

3. Once the Consent to Release Form has been filed with Medicare, you will get an itemization of their lien within 30 to 45 days. Review this very carefully to ensure all charges are related. If any unrelated charges are discovered, send a letter to Medicare immediately asking that the charges be removed. You can fax the request to (734) 957-0998. You won't get a response for another 30 to 45 days. You may also call Medicare at 866-677-7220 a few days after you fax your letter to verify that they received it.

4. Before you make a demand, go to mediation, or to trial, request a conditional payment letter. This can be done by calling 866-677-7220. They will generally not give lien information out over the phone. Also, this will take another 30 to 45 days before you receive the letter.

Steps 5 & 6 to follow.

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