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CMS Updates Model Language Form for SSN/MBI Information

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on April 16, 2021
Posted by Shannon Flynn

by Frank Fairchok, Vice President of Medicare Reporting Services This week, CMS released an updated form to help Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Responsible Reporting Entities (RRE) with model language around the collection of Social Security Numbers (SSN) or Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI). The images below highlight the changes (click each image for a close-up view). […] Continue

CMS Releases Version 6.3 of NGHP MMSEA Section 111 User Guide

CMS, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News on April 13, 2021
Posted by Shannon Flynn

by Frank Fairchok, Vice President of Medicare Reporting Services and AnnaMarie Sorrento, Programs and Projects Manager Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Version 6.3 of the Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) MMSEA Section 111 User Guide, a key resource for addressing Section 111 reporting requirements as mandated by Section 111 of […] Continue

CMS Town Hall Hints at Future Update and Answers Industry Questions

CMS, CRC, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on April 6, 2021
Posted by Shannon Flynn

by Frank Fairchok, Vice President of Medicare Reporting Services As previewed in our blog on February 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a town hall meeting that included staff from both the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) and Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) last Thursday, April 1, 2021.  While the session […] Continue

Frank Fairchok Joins MEDVAL as Vice President of Medicare Reporting Services

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News on March 26, 2021
Posted by Shannon Flynn

This week, MEDVAL welcomed Frank Fairchok to our team as Vice President of Medicare Reporting Services. In this role, he will provide technical oversight of all aspects of MEDVAL’s Medicare reporting service offerings. “We are extremely excited to add Frank’s strong background and unparalleled experience to our team,” said Jon Gunter, President of MEDVAL. “He […] Continue

How Recent Rx Price Increases Will Impact WCMSAs

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSAs, Rx/Pharmacy on March 16, 2021
Posted by Leah King, PharmD, JD, Independent Pharmacy Consultant

So far, 2021 has differed from previous years in many respects, but one thing has held true – drug prices went up. In late December and early January, drug manufacturers increased the price of more than 700 drugs. On average, prices rose by 4.5%.[1] Both of these numbers are consistent with price increases over the […] Continue