Medicare is a type of group health policy. If a patient does not have another healthcare plan, hospitals will likely submit the bill to Medicare. Strict federal guidelines entitle Medicare to be paid back if we recover from a third party. Although Medicare paid for the hospital services and has a lien, it often takes quite awhile for Medicare to provide the actual lien amount. We work diligently with Medicare to resolve this issue and make sure they are paid as is required by law. Other health insurance companies may also hold an interest in your potential recovery. We review your healthcare policy and advise you of your options.