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CMS Clarifies Policy on Non-Submit MSAs in Updated Reference Guide

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Daniel Anders

The January 2022 addition of Section 4.3 to the CMS WCMSA Reference Guide that discussed the agency’s treatment of non-submit Medicare Set-Asides caused quite a stir throughout the MSA industry and raised many questions for those who use non-submit MSAs…

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CMS Webinar Delves Further into Non-Submit MSA Matters

Posted on February 26, 2022 by Daniel Anders

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently hosted a webinar on Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSAs). While the webinar covered several topics around MSA submissions, CMS policy toward non-submit and evidence-based MSAs was an attendance-driver, according to its presenter,…

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CMS Letter Confirms that Denial for Non-Submit MSAs is Real

Posted on February 11, 2022 by Daniel Anders

CMS to Hold WCMSA Webinar on February 17 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide on 1/10/22 adding a section that addresses non-submit MSAs or evidence-based MSAs. The new section…

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Study Shows Post-Settlement Medicare Treatment Denials Do Occur

Posted on February 1, 2022 by Tower MSA Partners

A recent study finds Medicare treatment denials systematically occur in medical claims for Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs). “Don’t worry so much about the Medicare Set-Aside; Medicare will never deny post-settlement treatment claims.”  That is the refrain from some…

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Premier Webinar: WC Settlements in Light of CMS Policy on Non-Submit MSAs

Posted on January 25, 2022 by Tower MSA Partners

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recent policy statement which considers non-submit/evidence-based MSAs “as a potential attempt to shift financial burden” to Medicare left many questions in its wake (See CMS: Non-Submit MSAs Potentially Shift Costs to Medicare). …

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CMS: Non-Submit MSAs Potentially Shift Costs to Medicare

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Daniel Anders

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide (Version 3.5) has a new section on the use of “Non-CMS Approved Products to Address Future Medical” that says CMS views non-submit/evidence-based MSAs “as a potential…

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Tower Non-Submit MSA: A Reasonable Alternative

Posted on September 1, 2021 by Tower MSA Partners

To submit or not submit a Medicare Set-Aside for approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been a hot-button issue for several years.    While some follow a global non-submit strategy others opt to follow CMS’s guidance,…

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The Patel Memo Launched the Medicare Set-Aside Review Process

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Daniel Anders

The Patel Memo Launched the Medicare Set-Aside Review Process Last week, July 23, 2021, to be precise, marked the 20th anniversary of the Patel Memo, which set the stage for the Medicare Set-Aside industry as we know it. Released under…

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