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CMS Releases Updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal User Guide Noting Enhancements to the Portal

CMS, Conditional Payments, MSP News on July 10, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

CMS recently released an updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSRP) user guide in the hopes to lead to some more efficient practices.  A summary of the updates is as follows:   To reduce the number of calls received by the BCRC regarding the status of case correspondence, a new read-only Letter Activity tab has […] Continue

U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles Conditional Payments Debts with Personal Injury Law Firm and Requires Attorney to Institute Best Internal Compliance Practices

Conditional Payments, Medicare, MSP News on June 20, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a press release concerning a settlement arrangement involving the repayment of conditional payments.  U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that the Philadelphia personal injury law firm, Rosenbaum & Associates, and its principal, Jeffrey Rosenbaum entered into a settlement agreement […] Continue

H.R.5881 Introduced in An Effort to Add Transparency to MSP Reporting Information

CMS, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News on May 22, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

Last week, Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congressman Ron Kind introduced legislation (H.R. 5881) in the House of Representatives to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act, specifically in an effort to provide for transparency of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) reporting information.  Congressman Bilirakis issued a press release yesterday stating that, “[t]his legislation will ensure […] Continue

How Will Mandatory Reporting Be Affected by CMS’ Announcements Regarding Thresholds?

CMS, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News on December 13, 2016
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

CMS recently announced a change in the reporting thresholds to $750 for liability settlements, and advised that it would maintain the $750 threshold for no-fault and workers’ compensation settlements, where the insurer or entity does not otherwise have ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM).  Just yesterday, CMS issued a technical alert regarding the change in reporting […] Continue

Personal Injury Attorney Suspended for Poor Handling of Medicare Conditional Payment Reimbursement

Conditional Payments, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP Litigation on December 7, 2015
Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

Anyone can resolve a Medicare reimbursement. You don’t need to be a lawyer or MSP specialist. But the reason companies like ours exist is because CMS doesn’t make it easy. If you do not know how to navigate the process, it could take a long time. You may contact the wrong contractor and not receive […] Continue

Upcoming Enhancement to the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

CMS, Conditional Payments, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on November 13, 2015
Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) will be updated to include functionality for obtaining a final conditional payment amount on those cases that are 120 days or less from an anticipated settlement. As part of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of […] Continue

CMS Releases FAQ Document Regarding the Commercial Repayment Center Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload Transition

CMS, Conditional Payments, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on October 27, 2015
Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

On October 26, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document in order to provide information regarding the transition of a portion of the Non-Group Health Plant (NGHP)Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery workload from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) to the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC). […] Continue

CMS’ Second Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload

CMS, Conditional Payments, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on September 23, 2015
Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

On September 17, 2015, CMS held a second webinar outlining the changes in workload processes and procedures in preparation for certain Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity to transition from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) to the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC). The material presented was virtually identical to the prior webinar held on […] Continue

Implementation of the Multi-factor Authentication on the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

CMS, Conditional Payments, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on September 10, 2015
Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented the optional Remote Identity Proofing (RIDP)/Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) services on the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). These services are part of a new identity management solution provided by CMS as part of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act. Today, CMS posted a […] Continue

CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan ORM Recovery Process and Workload Scheduled for September 17, 2015 at 2:00pm EST

CMS, Conditional Payments, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on September 3, 2015
Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

As indicated during the prior CMS webinar presented on August 25, 2015, CMS will be providing another webinar regarding the upcoming changes to the Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Recovery Process and Workload on September 17, 2015 at 2:00 EST. As noted in prior posts, effective October 2015, the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) will assume the […] Continue