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2019 Kicks Off with Another MSP Case in the 11th Circuit: Reminder to be on Alert

Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal, MSP Litigation, MSP News on January 17, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Last week a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) case out of the 11th Circuit Court was issued (MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., No. 18-21525-CIV-MORE, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 218675 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 12, 2018).  The facts of the case essentially mirror recent other cases that we have seen: Plaintiff, MSPA Claims 1, LLC […] Continue

CMS’ Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Emphasizes Importance of Satisfying MSP Obligations

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP News on January 9, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) reference guide, which we first alerted our readers to here on our blog.  Some of the changes found within the update guide addressed a few of the recent alarming CMS approval trends we have been tracking.  […] Continue

Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Issued; Addresses Recent Alarming Trends

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP News on January 7, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

An updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference guide was issued today.   The revised guide, version 2.9 can be found here. The updates in this guide are as follows: To eliminate issues around Development Letter and Alert templates auto populating with individual Regional Office (RO) reviewer names and direct phone numbers, these will now display the […] Continue

Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013

Commentary, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on May 16, 2013
Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

On May 15, 2013, Congressmen Reichert and Thompson introduced H.R. 1982 into the House of Representatives. I have run a pdf comparison on this bill and H.R. 5284 and have found it to be substantially the same bill, making this the fourth try in consecutive Congresses with little track record of progress. Regardless of some […] Continue