An allocation is an estimate of future Medicare covered services related to an injury. A MSA allocator performs an in-depth review of the injured party’s medical records to determine the future anticipated amount of Medicare covered medical treatment. Medicare regulations establish the treatment Medicare would normally cover. The total allocation is based upon remaining normal life expectancy which is determined by the injury victim’s current chronological age, pre-existing medical conditions, accident/injury related medical conditions, and recommended medical treatment. Rated ages are used by CMS as evidence of impaired life expectancy. A projection is then made of the likely expenses for the injury related Medicare covers services based upon the applicable medical reimbursement fee schedule and injury victim’s life expectancy. This allocation is the amount that should be placed in the Medicare set-aside.