MSP Compliance Blog

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

CMS Adds Electronic Submission Option for MSA Attestations

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Tower MSA

On October 7, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) User Guide (Version 5.9) which adds the capability for both MSA self and professional administrators to electronically submit annual…

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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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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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