WCMSA Update – 2009 CDC Life Tables

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on January 30, 2014 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of March 31, 2014, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2009, (Vol. 62, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This means that for any WCMSA proposal received by CMS, or where any WCMSA case is reopened on or after March 31, 2014, CMS will apply the CDC’s 2009 Table 1 for life expectancy calculations.

Similar to previous updates, the increases are minor, such that the rounding life expectancy should result in the same age in many instances.

A link to the CDC’s 2009 Life Table can be found here. The CMS website can be accessed here.