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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

NAMSAP Bulletin Provides a Sneak Peek into CMS’ LMSA Review Program

CMS, Liability, MSP News on August 13, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

Last week, the National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), through their Liability Medicare Set Aside (LMSA) Committee issued a special edition bulletin about LMSAs.  The bulletin described an April 16, 2018 meeting between NAMSAP members and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  The informational bulletin, which is subject to change until […] Continue

Industrial Commission of Arizona Issues Advisory Document Outlining Best Practices for Full and Final Settlements

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News, State Regulations on July 23, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

The Administrative Law Judge Division of the Industrial Commission of Arizona has issued guidance for cases involving full and final settlements, in the form of an informative and suggested best practices document.  The document can be found here, and applies to full and final settlements that take place on or after August 3, 2018.  You […] 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, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSP News on June 20, 2018
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

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

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, CMSP

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