Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Issued

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, WCRC on May 15, 2020
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide.  The updated guide is version 3.1, dated May 11, 2020, and can be found here. As with other versions of the guide, a summary of updates to the guide are found in Section 1.1. The only update to this guide is a new link to an updated life table. You may recall that in March, CMS announced it would begin using the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) “Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2017, as we discussed here on our blog.  A link to the updated Life Table can be found here.