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When an accident/illness/injury occurs, you must notify the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC). The BCRC is responsible for ensuring that Medicare gets repaid for any conditional payments it makes. A conditional payment is a payment Medicare makes for services another payer may be responsible for.What does the BCRC do for Medicare?
The BCRC takes actions to identify the health benefits available to a beneficiary and coordinates the payment process to prevent mistaken payment of Medicare benefits. The BCRC does not process claims, nor does it handle any GHP related mistaken payment recoveries or claims specific inquiries.What does coordination of benefits mean in health insurance?
“coordination of benefits.” If you have Medicare and other health or drug coverage, each type of coverage is called a “payer.” When there’s more than one potential payer, there are coordination rules to decide who pays first. The first or “primary payer” pays what it owes on your bills, and then sends the remainder of the billHow to recover conditional payments from Medicare beneficiaries?
The process of recovering conditional payments from the Medicare beneficiary typically, involves the following steps: 1. Reporting the case to the BCRC: Whenever there is a pending liability, no-fault, or workers’ compensation case, it must be reported to the BCRC.