Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

CMS, Commentary, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on February 23, 2015 | Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for $252,269.37, from which she was required to set-aside only $15,456.00 as an MSA. Ms. Treakle sought $15,456.00 with interest from CMS, alleging that the money set-aside belongs to her and that she has “been abused by Medicare set-aside and future damage and suffering.” Given that her hand written “complaint” neither alleged any facts nor articulated a cognizable legal claim, her claim was immediately dismissed. But what a shame because I suspect it would have been fun to learn what her beef with the Philadelphia RO was…

CAROLYN TREAKLE, Plaintiff, v. CSM MEDICARE SET-ASIDE, Defendant.
Case: 1:15-cv-00245
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20619
February 9, 2015, Decided
February 18, 2015, Filed