fractured shoulder after falling in a hotel bathroom

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I would never advise someone not to tell the truth to their Doctor, but I think when I went in to the ER or my Dr back home, I might have simply said "I fell in the bathroom and hurt my shoulder." I don't think I'd have felt it 100% necessary to say it happened in a bathroom in Portugal ...
Then how do you expect to be reimbursed for medical bills if you didn’t say it happened in Portugal? That means your medical records you need to file with who ever wouldn’t have any mention of this happening while you were traveling.
 
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I would never advise someone not to tell the truth to their Doctor, but I think when I went in to the ER or my Dr back home, I might have simply said "I fell in the bathroom and hurt my shoulder." I don't think I'd have felt it 100% necessary to say it happened in a bathroom in Portugal ...
It doesn't matter to Medicare where you contracted a disease or where you were injured, it only matters where you are being treated. If you are being treated in the US, then you have your usual coverage.

Now, if you have an injury, Medicare will want to know if you receive any financial compensation for that injury. You may have to turn over some or all of that compensation to Medicare. Lying, even by omission, would be a very bad idea in this situation--potential fines, jail, etc.
 
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