Last month, in an article published in the DRI magazine For the Defense, we wrote that "confusion and misinformation regarding liability insurer obligations to Medicare have complicated and in some instances delayed or obstructed settlements in bodily injury cases"—particularly when a settlement compensates a Medicare beneficiary for bodily injuries that may require future medical care. Because we continue to encounter defense counsel and consultants who mistakenly believe that insurers are obliged to reimburse Medicare for its payment of a claimant's future medical expenses if they fail either to allocate damages to future medicals or to establish a Medicare set aside account, we offer our subscribers this link to our DRI article: "Dispelling Medicare Myths in Tort Settlements". In the article, we explain that even though a liability insurer has a statutory obligation to reimburse Medicare for "conditional payments," Medicare law defines conditional payments as payment of medical items or services provided before settlement. Medicare has no statutory authority to make a conditional payment of medical expenses incurred after a reported liability settlement or to demand that the insurer reimburse Medicare for future expenses that Medicare may pay, and it serves no valid purpose to scare insurers into thinking otherwise. Moreover, it is well settled that insurers are never obligated to establish a Medicare set aside account, although Medicare offers a process for reviewing such arrangements in the workers' compensation context.