MSP Compliance Blog

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

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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CMS to Hold Webinar on Electronic Payment Enhancement to MSPRP

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Tower MSA

CMS recently announced it will hold a webinar on March 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET for the purpose of introducing an electronic payment functionality to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). This functionally will become available on April…

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The Year in MSP Compliance

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Tower MSA

Medicare Secondary Payer policies and processes are always in flux, whether CMS tweaks what is included or excluded in the MSA or introduces a new contractor who brings their own take on MSA reviews or Medicare conditional payment recovery. Below…

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New Year Brings New Enhancements to the MSPRP

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Tower MSA

Over the past year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been enhancing its web-based Medicare Secondary Recovery Portal (MSPRP) which has improved its usefulness in identifying and resolving Medicare conditional payments. CMS’s latest improvement, effective January 5,…

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Simple Cost Savings with a Structured MSA Premier Webinar

Posted on December 27, 2018 by Tower MSA

Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET One of the simplest ways to lower the cost of settlement is through a structured Medicare Set-Aside. Not only does this reduce the employer or insurer’s cost of funding the MSA, it…

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