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Is an MSA Technically a Trust?

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, MSA Administration, MSP News on November 17, 2016 | Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

In the early days of Medicare set-asides, we used to see the word “trust” thrown around quite freely. But from a legal perspective, the word trust carries very specific legal connotations that people didn’t want attached to MSAs, so little by little we saw the use of the word disappear. If professionally administered, you will […] Continue

CMS Proposes Expansion of the WCMSA Re-review Process

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, News and Events on February 12, 2014 | Posted by Kimberly Wiswell, CMSP

On February 11, 2014, CMS released a request for comments concerning an expansion of their Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) re-review process.  In the past, requests for re-reviews have been limited to situations where the submitter omitted documentation or information from the original submission or where a mathematical error was made by the review […] Continue