Talking the Talk

Medicare Set-Aside Blog on April 21, 2010
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The Government loves clever acronyms and Medicare is no exception. So if you want to impress people with your MSP knowledge at the next cocktail party, here is the lingo you need to know. Don’t blame us when you are not invited back.

Glossary of MSP Acronyms

AWP Average Wholesale Price

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Formerly the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA))

COB Coordination of Benefits Contractor

DOI Date of Incident or Injury

GHP Group Health Plans

HICN Health Insurance Claim Number

ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, 9

th Edition



MMA Medicare Modernization Act of 2003

MMSEA Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Enforcement Act of 2007

MSA Medicare Set-Aside or Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement

MSP Medicare Secondary Payer

the MSP the Medicare Secondary Payer Act of 1980

MSPRC Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor

NGHP Nongroup Health Plan (Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance),No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Laws and Plans)

RRE Responsible Reporting Entity

SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program

SSA Social Security Administration

TPOC Total Payment Obligation to the Claimant

WCMSA Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement

WCRC Workers’ Compensation Review Center