Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Set Aside, WCMSA

We have blogged on numerous occasions regarding Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) legislation that continues to be re-introduced in Congress with slight variations over the last decade (hereinafter referred to as “WCMSA Bill”). Our 2018 blog on the prior WCMSA Bill can be found here. The current 2019 proposed WCMSA Bill can be found here. This year, the WCMSA Bill …
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Blog, Medicare Conditional Payments

On August 9, 2019, the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) held an industry conference call and announced it was under mandate to reduce the current backlog of 338,819 conditional payment leads.  Instead of inundating the industry with hundreds of thousands of Conditional Payment Notices (CPNs), the CRC plans to ask Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs) to update their Section 111 data.  By …
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Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Jurisdiction

CMS recently updated the unified agenda with regard to proposed rulemaking for guidance regarding how beneficiaries were to protect Medicare’s interest in workers’ compensation, liability and no-fault settlements.  The amended announcement now pushes publication of any rule from September 2019 to October 2019.  Another change made was to eliminate all references to line of business and the term “guidance”.  Rather, …
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Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Advantage Part C

The Wild Wild West of Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) filing litigation nationwide against primary plans (workers’ compensation, liability or no-fault carriers/plans) to establish the right to a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) private cause of action for failure to reimburse the MAO for unreimbursed conditional payments continues. As of our last update, both the 3rd Circuit (encompassing New Jersey, Delaware and …
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Blog, Medicare Conditional Payments

As a continuing effort to update our readers on the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), we are providing an update on the CRC’s recovery activities. Franco Signor has been notified that several large insurance carriers have received preliminary notice of a large number of potential debts that the CRC intends to issue Conditional Payment Notices (CPNs) or Demands on. Recall that …
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CMS Updates NGHP User Guide with Minor Changes

08 Jul 2019 Heather Sanderson No Comments

Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Secondary Payer News

As of July 1, 2019, CMS updated its NGHP User Guide to Version 5.6 with Minor Changes. A list of the changes made in the new Guide can be found here. Additionally, the updated Guide can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery/Mandatory-Insurer-Reporting-For-Non-Group-Health-Plans/NGHP-User-Guide/NGHP-User-Guide.html. Contact us with any questions at engage@francosignor.com.

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