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Social Security Administration Field Offices Are Closing; Do You Have a Compliance Game Plan?

Compliance, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News, Social Security on March 20, 2020
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Earlier this week, in an effort to help reduce the exposure of outside activities for our at-risk population, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that local offices are now closed to the public for in-person service.  The press release can be found here.  Local offices will continue to provide critical services over the phone.  In […] Continue

2019 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports Issued; Reports Sound Alarm (Again) as Depletion of Trust Fund is Imminent

Medicare, MSP News, Social Security on May 2, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Each year, the board of trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund and Medicare Trust Fund release reports to Congress providing an estimated projected financial outlook for the programs.  Last week both reports were released.  The 79th annual Social Security Report can be found here, and the 54th annual Medicare report can be found here.  […] Continue

How Will the Government Shutdown Impact Your Claims?

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, Social Security on December 24, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

What would year end 2018 be without some additional news that may impact your claims?  As our readers are likely aware, we are in a partial government shutdown, and on the surface, it may appear that many of us who deal with workers’ compensation claims will not be affected.  However, you might be surprised how […] Continue

2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report Issued; Warn of Depletion of Trust Funds

Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News, Social Security on June 7, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Each year, the board of trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund and Medicare Trust Fund release reports to Congress providing an estimated projected financial outlook for the programs. This week both reports were released.  The 77th annual Social Security Report can be found here, and the 53rd annual Medicare report can be found here.  […] Continue

MSP Stakeholders Exempt from CMS Beneficiary Identifier Changes: Everything You Need to Know About New MBIs

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, Social Security on February 26, 2018
Posted by Katharine Rupp, JD

Earlier this month, CMS held an open-door forum regarding the impending initiative to remove Social Security numbers (SSN) from all Medicare cards. As we previously reported, this plan aims to generate a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for over 150 million Medicare beneficiaries; both active and deceased beneficiaries. The MBI will replace all SSN based […] Continue