Portman, Wyden Lead Effort to Make Medicare Secondary Payer Program More Efficient, Save Taxpayer Dollars
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are leading a bipartisan effort that includes U.S. Senators Ben Nelson (D- Neb.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) to make the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Program more efficient and cost effective to taxpayers. The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act will speed up the rate by which Medicare and its beneficiaries are reimbursed for costs that should be borne by another party.