Medical Custodial Professional Administration pertains to the management of a medical custodial account that typically consists of any non-Medicare allowable medical expenses. This service involves adjudication and approval of expenses as dictated by the settlement. MCAs can be used to address a wide variety of issues, from paying only non-Medicare allowable medical expenses, to paying copays on insurance premiums, Medicare copays if the MSA temporarily or permanently exhausts, and even other expenses such as living expenses.
Periodic distributions can also be made to the injured person, as dictated by the settlement. The flexibility of the MCA makes it a useful tool that protects settlement funds from dissipation risk, and offers the settling parties assurance that these funds will be used in accordance with the intent of the settlement.