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2019 Kicks Off with Another MSP Case in the 11th Circuit: Reminder to be on Alert

Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News on January 17, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

Last week a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) case out of the 11th Circuit Court was issued (MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., No. 18-21525-CIV-MORE, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 218675 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 12, 2018).  The facts of the case essentially mirror recent other cases that we have seen: Plaintiff, MSPA Claims 1, LLC […] Continue

CMS’ Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Emphasizes Importance of Satisfying MSP Obligations

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP News on January 9, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) reference guide, which we first alerted our readers to here on our blog.  Some of the changes found within the update guide addressed a few of the recent alarming CMS approval trends we have been tracking.  […] Continue

Updated MSPRP User Guide and MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide Issued

CMS, Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal, MSP News on January 8, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

It has certainly been a busy week for Medicare Secondary Payer news.  Aside from a updated Worker’s Compensation Medicare Set-Aside reference guide being issued, there has also been an updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide and an updated MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide issued. We have addressed many of the revisions […] Continue

Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Issued; Addresses Recent Alarming Trends

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP News on January 7, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

An updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference guide was issued today.   The revised guide, version 2.9 can be found here. The updates in this guide are as follows: To eliminate issues around Development Letter and Alert templates auto populating with individual Regional Office (RO) reviewer names and direct phone numbers, these will now display the […] Continue

New Remote Identity Proofing Changes are Now Active Within the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP)

Conditional Payments, Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal, MSP News on January 7, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

As we blogged last week, the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery portal (MSPRP) has undergone some recent enhancements, and an informative webinar was recently held to provide an overview of these enhancements.  The most recent enhancements are a new self-reporting feature and a new multi-factor authentication process.  Most significant for those who use the MSPRP, is […] Continue

Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) Webinar Slides Now Available

CMS, Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal, MSP News on January 2, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

We recently blogged about a webinar held by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the additional enhancements coming to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) this week.  The webinar slides are now available for download here, and provide important information about the new self-reporting feature and the new multi-factor authentication process, as […] Continue

CMS Webinar Held Today: Changes to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal Are Coming

CMS, Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal, MSP News on December 18, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services held a high level overview webinar of the upcoming Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) enhancements, which as you may recall we addressed in our recent blog post:  Medicare Secondary Payment Recovery Portal (MSPRP) to Allow for Self-Reporting: Coming January, 2019. The purpose of the webinar was […] Continue

The Opioid Crisis: What is the Government Doing About It? Part 4 – Increasing the Availability of Overdose-Reversing Drugs

FDA, Opioids, Rx/Pharmacy on December 17, 2018
Posted by Complex Claims Division

This blog series is devoted to better understanding the efforts our Federal government is undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic in America. Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a five-part strategy that will be utilized to combat the opioid epidemic. In previous posts, we have focused on the first […] Continue

MSP Reporting Penalties…Are Reporting Penalties Finally Coming to Fruition?

CMS, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, MSP News on December 12, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

The Medicare Medicaid SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) imposed Mandatory Insurer Reporting obligations on all Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs).  These mandatory requirements impart obligations on RREs, and require these entities to provide the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with data on claims that involve Medicare beneficiaries.  Furthermore, pursuant to the Strengthening Medicare […] Continue