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MSPN Elects Dan Anders as President

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Tower MSA Partners

Tower’s Chief Compliance Officer, Dan Anders, has been elected president of the National Medicare Secondary Payer Network (MSPN).  MSPN is the premier organization for individuals, companies and law firms who want to stay apprised of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance developments…

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PAID Act Becomes Law

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Daniel Anders

The recently enacted PAID Act ensures that insurance carriers have access to Medicare Advantage plan enrollment information On December 11, 2020, President Trump signed into law HR 8900, Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, which included the provisions of the Provide Accurate…

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Celebrex and Abilify Price Drops Trigger MSA Reductions

Posted on December 14, 2020 by Daniel Anders

Recently, the lowest average wholesale price of Celebrex 200mg and the price of multiple strengths of Abilify dropped dramatically resulting in major MSA reductions.  A widely used, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Celebrex (Celecoxib), is FDA-approved for several conditions: Ankylosing spondylitis Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis…

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Medicare Conditional Payment Recovery Threshold for 2021

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Daniel Anders

In an 11/25/2020 Alert, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the 2021 conditional payment recovery threshold for liability, no-fault and workers’ compensation settlements will remain at $750. Accordingly, Total Payment Obligations to the Claimant, TPOCs, in the…

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November CMS News: Mandatory Reporting and Conditional Payment Updates

Posted on November 24, 2020 by Tower MSA Partners

Here’s a recap of recently announced CMS news: CMS News #1: Medicare Conditional Payment Appeals Guide In follow-up to its September 2020 webinar on Medicare conditional payment appeals through the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), CMS converted the slides into an…

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CMS Rolls Out Updates to NGHP User Guide

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Daniel Anders

Earlier this month CMS released an updated MMSEA Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting User Guide (Version 6.0).  Here are the key updates with analysis and practical implications. Additional Definition of Total Payment Obligation to Claimant (TPOC) Section 6.4…

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CMS Adds New Pricing Resource to WCMSA Reference Guide

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Daniel Anders

In a recent update to its WCMSA Reference Guide, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a state-by-state list of the major medical centers it uses for pricing future medical expenses in proposed MSAs.  This zip code-based list (See…

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April 1st Brings Electronic Payment Option to MSPRP

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Tower MSA Partners

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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NAMSAP Bulletin Highlights Meeting with CMS on Liability MSA Reviews

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Daniel Anders

Recently, the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) released a Special Edition Bulletin providing insight into a meeting between CMS and NAMSAP representatives on the topic of the planned expansion of the Workers’ Compensation MSA review process to liability…

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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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