After you suffer a personal injury you will find yourself attending your GP and perhaps undergoing x rays and attending specialist Doctors. It is important to note that any treatment that is bulk billed or partially funded by Medicare will need to be refunded to Medicare after your claim has settled. The insurance company makes the refund to Medicare. Your Claim Lawyers are accident and workplace injury in Brisbane specialists, let us take care of your claim!
It is therefore incredibly important that your personal injury lawyer contacts Medicare at the beginning of your claim. This is done by your lawyer sending to Medicare an Authority signed by you which will allow Medicare to send to your lawyer a document known as a “Claims History Statement”.
The “Claims History Statement” sets out all the Doctors and treatment providers that have received money from Medicare for treating you since the date of injury. Your lawyer will send the “Claims History Statement” to you to complete by ticking only the items that relate to your injury and then signing a declaration and returning it to your lawyer.
Your lawyer will return the completed “Claims History Statement” to Medicare and it will calculate the charge or refund owing to Medicare. The charge lasts for six months.
Your lawyer will include the amount of the Medicare charge as part of your claim for out of pocket expenses and it will be paid by the insurer from the settlement amount.
It is important that your lawyer obtains the Medicare charge and includes it in your claim. It would be a disaster to settle your claim only to find that several thousand dollars must be refunded to Medicare.
At Your Claim Lawyers, we strive to ensure that there is always a current Medicare charge so that we can include that in your claim and ensure you are not out of pocket.
If you have a personal injury in Queensland, please call Your Claim Lawyers at any time on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314 for a free consultation. We are expert lawyers for compensation following workplace injury in Brisbane and beyond!