Bradley v. Sebelius and US v. Stricker
October 5, 2010 -- The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today praised two recent court decisions resolving important issues affecting the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) program. Both cases illustrate the difficulty of working with the current Medicare Secondary Payer laws. Courts have described the MSP laws as “convoluted and complex” and a “model of un-clarity”. While these decisions provide guidance on some discrete MSP issues, ultimately legislation is needed to reform these laws for the benefit of Medicare beneficiaries, taxpayers and regulated organizations.