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New Medicare Cards to Feature New Identifiers

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News, Social Security on May 31, 2017 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

As reported several months ago, CMS has begun preparation of a new fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers (SSN) from all Medicare cards.  This initiative is the result of the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which mandated the removal of the SSN-based HICN from Medicare cards.  Known […] 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

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

CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Process and Workload Scheduled for August 25, 2015

CMS, Conditional Payments, Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on August 4, 2015 | Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

CMS has announced that a webinar regarding the upcoming changes to the Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Recovery Process and Workload will be presented on August 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST. As noted in prior posts, effective October 2015, the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) will assume the responsibility for conditional payment recovery activities in all […] Continue

Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured

Medicare, Medicare Set-Asides, Rx/Pharmacy on July 22, 2015 | Posted by Erin O'Neill, PA-C, JD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that all strengths of Avinza (morphine sulfate) extended release capsules have been discontinued. Avinza is a Schedule II long acting opioid medication indicated for the treatment of severe pain only. Avinza carried a black box warning indicating that misuse could lead to death due to the lack […] Continue