MSP Compliance Blog

Expert summary, analysis and recommendations on issues impacting Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

What Does Generic Lyrica Mean for MSAs?

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Tower MSA

On July 19, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved multiple applications for the first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin). This follows the expiration of Pfizer’s patent on Lyrica at the end of June. The generic is expected to be…

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Work Comp Veteran Brian Gannon Joins Tower

Posted on July 19, 2019 by Tower MSA

Tower MSA Partners welcomes Brian J. Gannon, MBA, ARM as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development.  With more than 25 years of claims management and sales experience in workers’ compensation for such companies as Marsh, Healthcare Solutions, Broadspire,…

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MSA Amended Reviews Promote Case Closures

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Tower MSA

Two years ago, CMS rolled out a policy that enabled submission of a new MSA even if an MSA had previously been approved for the same date of injury. The purpose of this “Amended Review” is to provide parties who…

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Tower MSA Partners will Present 2x at WCI

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Tower MSA

WCI comes a little earlier this year (August 11-14), so make plans to attend now. Tower will present in two back-to-back sessions on August 14. Starting at 9 a.m., “Optimizing Settlement Outcomes by Measuring and Managing MSA Costs” stresses the…

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Lead, Not Follow Approach Yields Compliant & Cost-Effective MSAs

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Tower MSA

Just like all of us, CMS makes occasional errors. Believe it or not, the government is not infallible! To protect our clients from unnecessary allocation costs, Tower takes a “lead, not follow” approach to deliver Medicare-compliant MSAs that are not…

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April 1st Brings Electronic Payment Option to MSPRP

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Tower MSA

In a March 13, 2019 webinar, CMS provided a high-level overview of the electronic payment option to be added to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) effective April 1, 2019. Below are the step-by-step instructions for using this E-Payment…

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