In a press release dated April 27, 2012, U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) announced that he and co-sponsor, U.S. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced legislation to be named, “The Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2012″. The resolution was assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will consider it before possibly sending it to the U.S. House or U.S. Senate as a whole.
All indications are that this resolution is going to be similar to H.R. 2641 introduced by Representative John Tanner (D-TN) on May 21, 2009, but the text of H.R. 5284 has not been made public yet so we don’t know the details. We are told that the bill should be made public in the coming days so stay tuned and we will keep you informed.