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CMS Issues Alert With a Reminder for Non-Group Health Plan Responsible Reporting Entities

Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, MSP News on November 22, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

While the big news of this week was that the proposed rulemaking due dates for both the rule concerning civil money penalty provisions for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) reporting and the rule to address satisfying MSP obligations has been extended once again, CMS also issued an alert this week with an important reminder for Non-Group […] Continue

Update: Proposed Rulemaking Due Dates Pushed Out Again for Civil Money Penalty Provisions for MSP Reporting and for a Rule Addressing Satisfying MSP Obligations

Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, MSP News on November 20, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

As we continue to monitor for guidance from CMS regarding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance as related to workers’ compensation, liability and no-fault insurance claims, CMS has once again made two significant updates.  You may recall in December, 2018, we reported of two advanced notices of proposed rulemaking which were added to the Unified Agenda […] Continue

UPDATED WCMSA REFERENCE GUIDE EXPANDS AMENDED REVIEW TIMEFRAME TO 6 YEARS AFTER A CMS APPROVAL HAS BEEN ISSUED

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, WCRC on November 6, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Last week, in a pre-Halloween treat mode, CMS released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide.  The updated guide is version 3.0, dated October 10, 2019, and can be found here.  As with other versions of the guide, updates are found in Section 1.1.  Of the updates, there are two of great significance […] Continue

MEDVAL Exhibiting at the 2019 ASIA Conference

MEDVAL News on October 24, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

MEDVAL is pleased to be attending and exhibiting at the 2019 Arizona Self Insured Association’s (ASIA) Annual Conference, Tempe, Arizona, on October 24. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference site here. Continue

CMS Issues Revised Self-Administration Toolkit for WCMSAs, Version 1.3

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, Professional Administration on October 18, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a revised Self-Administration Toolkit for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Arrangements, version 1.3 yesterday. The purpose of this toolkit is to describe the WCMSA self-administration process and provide guidelines for claimants who are administering their own WCMSA.  Specifically, the toolkit: Describes the self-administration process, from when […] Continue