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Is getting the Medicare Set Aside reviewed and approved by Medicare required?

No. Medicare has offered a voluntary submission and review process for MSAs that meet its thresholds. For MSAs that do not meet the review thresholds, Medicare will not even review them. For MSAs that do meet the review thresholds, the parties to the settlement can decide if they would like to submit the report to Medicare so that Medicare can review and approve the amount. The benefit to having the MSA reviewed and approved is that Medicare has deemed it sufficient to cover its “interests” in the case that the funds may exhaust in the future. If the MSA is never reviewed and approved, Medicare has never deemed it sufficient and so there is still some level of uncertainty over if Medicare will accept the amount as sufficient.

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