What happens if Medicaid is paying for my medical care?

A: If Medicaid is paying for your medical treatment, then Medicaid will assert a lien against any settlement money you receive from the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to cover any payments Medicaid made to any medical provider related to treatment as a result of your work injury. If you have an Award Order for the medical treatment, you need to notify your doctor, Medicaid, and the workers compensation insurance carrier that Medicaid is paying for your treatment and should not be.

If Medicaid is paying for your treatment because the workers’ compensation carrier is denying your claim, Medicaid will need to be reimbursed if you are later able to get this treatment covered by workers’ compensation insurance.


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