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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

New CRC Contractor: What Are Our First Impressions?

Conditional Payments, CRC, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News, WCRC on March 20, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

It’s been over a month since the anticipated transition of the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) contractor from CGI Federal to Performant Recovery.  Our first impressions have all been positive.  As with all transitions to new government contractors, we of course had some reservations and concerns, but to date are encountering only positive experiences. Some quick […] Continue

Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSAs

CMS, Liability, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP Litigation on November 29, 2017
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Yesterday, a decision came out of the District Court for New Mexico, based upon an action to determine whether a Medicare Set-Aside was needed in a matter involving a personal injury suit.  (Silva v. Burwell, No. 16-cv-488 JCH/KK, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195032, (D.N.M. Nov. 28, 2017).)  The applicability of the Medicare Secondary Payer act […] Continue

Visit MEDVAL at the 43rd Annual Ohio Self-Insurers Association Conference: June 21-23

MEDVAL News on June 20, 2017
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

This week the Ohio Self-Insurers Association will be holding its annual conference. The focus of this year’s conference will be on a range of administrative, legal, and medical topics that must be understood in order to develop a successful program, and maintain compliance in the Workers’ Compensation arena.  For more information about the conference, please click here. […] Continue

A portent of things to come? CMS releases revised WCRC contract pre-solicitation

CMS, Liability, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, News and Events on April 19, 2016
Posted by Kimberly Wiswell

CMS has revised their pre-solicitation for the WCRC contract with the following statement: ATTENTION: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008 PRE-SOLICITATION notice has been updated as follows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has adjusted the referenced solicitation for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) due to updates that are currently being made to the Statement of Work (SOW) […] Continue