On November 12, 2010, Medicare extended the deadline to report one-time settlement or judgment payments to Medicare beneficiaries by one year. Payments made after October 1, 2011, will have to be reported the first calendar quarter of 2012. The extension only applies to one-time payments, and does not apply to situations involving ongoing responsibility for medical payments (generally worker's compensation and no fault insurance situations).

Medicare also extended by one year the interim dollar reporting thresholds, as follows:  

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