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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

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

CMS to Host Two Webinars to Highlight New Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancements

CMS, MSAs, Professional Administration on October 4, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

CMS issued an alert today regarding two upcoming webinars to highlight new Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancements.  The first webinar, which will be held on October 30, 2019, will be for Medicare beneficiaries. The second webinar, will be held on November 6, 2019, and will be for Professional Administrators.  Complete details for […] Continue

Professional Administration: The Last Piece of the MSP Compliance Puzzle

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, Professional Administration on June 26, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

It has been nearly one year since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide,[1] which addressed one of the lesser discussed topics in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance: professional administration.  Specifically, the revised guide included the following statement: “[a]lthough beneficiaries may act as […] Continue