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Is a CMS-approved $0 MSA Still Possible?

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Daniel Anders

A common question we receive is whether a CMS-approved $0 MSA is still possible.  The answer is, yes– if it meets the criteria. There are three different ways a $0 MSA can be obtained, each with its own criteria and…

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CMS to Hold Webinar on “Go Paperless” Feature in MSPRP

Posted on March 28, 2022 by Daniel Anders

On April 13, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on the “Go Paperless” option in the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal.  The selection of this option will provide for…

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CMS Clarifies Policy on Non-Submit MSAs in Updated Reference Guide

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Daniel Anders

The January 2022 addition of Section 4.3 to the CMS WCMSA Reference Guide that discussed the agency’s treatment of non-submit Medicare Set-Asides caused quite a stir throughout the MSA industry and raised many questions for those who use non-submit MSAs…

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CMS Webinar Delves Further into Non-Submit MSA Matters

Posted on February 26, 2022 by Daniel Anders

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently hosted a webinar on Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSAs). While the webinar covered several topics around MSA submissions, CMS policy toward non-submit and evidence-based MSAs was an attendance-driver, according to its presenter,…

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CMS Letter Confirms that Denial for Non-Submit MSAs is Real

Posted on February 11, 2022 by Daniel Anders

CMS to Hold WCMSA Webinar on February 17 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide on 1/10/22 adding a section that addresses non-submit MSAs or evidence-based MSAs. The new section…

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CMS: Non-Submit MSAs Potentially Shift Costs to Medicare

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Daniel Anders

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide (Version 3.5) has a new section on the use of “Non-CMS Approved Products to Address Future Medical” that says CMS views non-submit/evidence-based MSAs “as a potential…

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CMS Releases Updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide

Posted on December 28, 2021 by Daniel Anders

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Version 6.6 of its Section 111 NGHP User Guide.  Below is a summary of the notable updates and practical implications. Funding Delayed Beyond TPOC Start Date Field Last month we…

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CMS Alerts Remind RREs to Accurately Report Section 111 Data

Posted on November 22, 2021 by Daniel Anders

Over the past month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued two alerts reminding Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs) to make sure data reported through the Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting process is accurate and updated. This appears to be…

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The PAID Act: Implementation and Implications for Claims Handling

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Daniel Anders

Thanks to the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act effective December 11, 2021, payers will have access to Medicare beneficiary enrollment status in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage [MA]) plans or Part D (prescription drug) plans. Enrollment information will be…

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