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CMS Releases Version 3.3 Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP News on April 28, 2021
Posted by Shannon Flynn

by Crissy Sherman, CMS Operations Manager Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide Version 3.3 (dated April 19, 2021) late last week. Changes are detailed in Section 1.1 of the updated guide and include the following highlights, which may impact your claim management: Instructions for […] Continue

MSA Pearls: Comorbidities, Looking Closely to Get the Big Picture

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, WCRC on March 8, 2021
Posted by Noel D. Sturtz, Client Program Manager

We are all aware that there are a number of steps in the WCMSA submission process. According to the latest WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.2; Section 9.4.3), these steps include the WCRC team reviewing “all the submitted records…taking into consideration the claimant’s specific condition [and] other comorbidities…”  Potential Impact of Comorbidities on MSAs Comorbidities are […] Continue

MSA Pearls: The Re-Review Process

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, WCRC on January 29, 2021
Posted by Noel D. Sturtz, Client Program Manager

by Noel D. Sturtz, Client Program Manager, and Justin Boyd, Senior CMS Operations Specialist           In our 10/14/20 blog, we highlighted a client success story of a CMS Amended Review . But what about a CMS Re-Review? Or is this just a matter of semantics? According to the latest version of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare […] Continue

Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Issued with Newly Added Appendix 7: Major Medical Centers by State, National Provider Identifier and Zip Code

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, WCRC on October 6, 2020
Posted by Noel D. Sturtz, Client Program Manager

On October 5, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide. The updated Guide is version 3.2. As with other versions, a summary of updates to the Guide is found in Section 1.1, and consists of the following changes: The major medical centers […] Continue

Shark Week and MSP Compliance: What Do They Have In Common?

CMS, Conditional Payments, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, MSAs on August 14, 2020
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Shark Week is always a magical week; providing enthralling and illuminating insight into jaw-dropping actions of magnificent beings.  As with previous years, Shark Week 2020 has not been a disappointment, but how does shark week compare to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance?  Our latest white paper addresses the three main goals of MSP compliance, and what consequences result for […] Continue