Premier Webinar: WC Settlements in Light of CMS Policy on Non-Submit MSAs

January 25, 2022

pictures of Dan Anders & Kristine Dudley and details for webinar on Non-Submit MSAs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recent policy statement which considers non-submit/evidence-based MSAs “as a potential attempt to shift financial burden” to Medicare left many questions in its wake (See CMS: Non-Submit MSAs Potentially Shift Costs to Medicare).  It has triggered many payers, along with injured workers and their attorneys, to reconsider the choice to avoid the CMS MSA review and approval process.

On Thursday, February 3 at 2:00 PM ET, Tower’s Chief Operations Officer Kristine Dudley and Chief Compliance Officer Dan Anders will address the many questions which arise out of this announcement and walk attendees through how a move from a non-submit to submit MSA program can still yield cost-effective settlements with the added protection of CMS approval.

Here’s just some of what you will learn:

  • Background on CMS policy on submit vs. non-submit MSAs and what it means for the future of MSAs
  • Potential defenses to CMS claim that a non-submit MSA was deficient
  • A how-to guide to transition from non-submit to submit MSA program which still settles WC cases
  • Tools available to contain MSA costs whether the MSA is submitted or not

While the webinar focus is on those that have primarily pursued a non-submit MSA course, portions on MSA cost containment and ensuring the availability of MSA funds over a lifetime are important to submitters and non-submitters alike.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation, and you can send your questions to now. Please click the link below and register today!

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