Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Issued

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, WCRC on March 21, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

An updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) reference guide has been issued.  The revised guide, version 2.7, can be found here.

The revised WCMSA reference guide has two minor updates, which are:

  • An updated phone number for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor “WCRC” (1-833-295-3773 between 9am-5pm EST, Monday thru Friday); and
  • A revised Confidentiality Statement, which clarifies that CMS will permit the release of information maintained by CMS only upon explicit written consent/authorization.

As both Capitol Bridge and CMS recently discussed on a joint informative transition webinar, no additional changes to WCRC’s WCMSA review policy or the reference guide are expected.  For our prior blog about the joint webinar, please click here.

As always, we will continue to monitor all CMS issued correspondence, and keep you updated of changes that may impact your claims.