In personal injury cases where there is a third party responsible for the accident, Medicare adopts the position of secondary payer. This means that Medicare has a vested interest in the expenses incurred by the injured party, both present and future costs. A Medicare Set Aside arrangement is one such mechanism which Medicare relies on to protect its vested interest.
A Medicare Set Aside is an arrangement where money from a settlement set aside to pay for future expenses that would otherwise be covered by Medicare. This arrangement can be required