MSP Compliance Blog

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

Updated CMS Reference and User Guides Reveal Minor Changes

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Daniel Anders

On 10/1/2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide, the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide and the MMSEA Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting…

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Posted on August 14, 2018 by Daniel Anders

Tower MSA Partners brings you WCI-TV, the televised coverage of the WCI Conference (Aug. 19-22). Be sure to tune into WCI-TV in the conference hall or your hotel or while shuttling back and forth for insights on the topic of…

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Enhancements to MSPRP Improve Conditional Payment Processes

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Daniel Anders

Since its introduction six years ago, the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) has increasingly become more reliable and useful in communicating to and receiving information from the Medicare conditional payment recovery contractors (BCRC and CRC).  Earlier this month, a…

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What Gets Measured Gets Managed…. What’s Your Number?

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Rita Wilson

In today’s digital environment, if you are an employer, carrier or TPA, you are likely inundated with data.  You get claims data, medical and pharmacy data, predictive analytics, benchmark performance data, claim reports, drug interaction, duplicate therapy and contraindication notices,…

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New Medicare Numbers to Have Limited Impact on MSP Compliance Processes

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Daniel Anders

Since April 2018 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been issuing new Medicare identification numbers to some 60 million active Medicare beneficiaries. Pursuant to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, a Medicare Beneficiary…

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