AASCIF Publishes Tower Article on MSA Submit vs. Non-Submit Debate

December 12, 2022

Tower MSA Logo used in an article on Am I Allocating Enough for a Medicare Set-Aside

In its fall newsletter, the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) published an article entitled “Despite the Controversy, MSA Submission is Still Okay.”  Written by Tower’s Chief Compliance Officer, Dan Anders, the article details the pros and cons of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approval of an MSA.

As the article concludes, “While the submit vs. non-submit dispute will undoubtedly continue, the MSA approval process allows parties to obviate the risk of shifting future injury-related medical care to Medicare by obtaining a stamp of approval.”  Recognizing that the submission process can sometimes increase settlement costs, the article provides tips on obtaining a quick CMS MSA approval and reducing cost drivers.