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healthcare malpractice

In the late 1970s, Congress began looking at the efficiency and costs of the Medicare program.

It found a significant number of instances when Medicare was paying for medical costs that were actually the responsibility of another entity.

As a result, Congress passed the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) in 1980. It makes Medicare the secondary payer of medical costs when another entity, or as the statute refers to them, “primary plans,” have made payment or can reasonably be expected to make payment.

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