MSP Compliance Blog

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

The Rising Cost of Opioid Narcotics In Workers’ Compensation

Posted on June 23, 2012 by Tower MSA

The  American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine states, “the overuse of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain conditions is becoming epidemic in the United States,” and, “there are many treatments that should be considered before opioids”. According to this organization:…

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NCCI Releases New Study on Effects of Obesity in Workers Comp

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Tower MSA

There is mounting evidence of obesity contributing to the cost of workers compensation. Longitudinal studies by Duke University of its own employees-and by Johns Hopkins University of employees of a multi-site U.S. aluminum manufacturing company-point to substantially higher odds of…

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Town Hall Teleconference Events – February through June, 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012 by Tower MSA

Mandatory Reporting for Liability Insurance (including Self-Insurance), No-Fault Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Implementation of Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting Provisions in Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (See 42 U.S.C. 1395y(b)(8)) The CMS will…

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Tower MSA Partners Seeks Experienced Salespeople

Posted on January 4, 2012 by Tower MSA

Tower MSA Partners is agressively seeking experienced salespeople in both workers’ compensation and liability markets. Interested parties should forward their resumes to info@towermsa.com.  To speak with someone directly, please call 888-331-4941 and refererence this post. .

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Medicare Set-Asides and Third-Party Liability

Posted on November 11, 2011 by Tower MSA

  Hinsinger v. Showboat Atlantic City, 420 N.J. Super. 15, 18 A.3d 229 (N.J. Super Ct. Law Div. 2011) In Hinsinger, the New Jersey court applied the same standard to Medicare set asides created with money obtained from third-party liability…

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