HADDEN V. UNITED STATES
Court: U.S. Supreme Court
Term: October 2012
Lower Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Whether the government is entitled to full reimbursement under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1395y(b), when a beneficiary compromises a tort or other claim and recovers a reduced amount, as the court of appeals held here, or whether the government, like its beneficiary, is entitled to only a proportionate recovery, as the Eleventh Circuit has held.
The RLC asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in order to rein in Medicare's Secondary Payer Liability policy, which unnecessarily prolongs litigation to the detriment of all.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari.
Procedural History and Case Documents:
- Certiorari petition filed March 2012
- Petition denied October 2012