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ICD-10-CM Testing Alert

28 Jun 2013 Jesse Hamby No Comments

Blog, Uncategorized

An Alert related to testing of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes has been posted to the Downloads section of the Mandatory Insurer Reporting for Non Group Health Plans – NGHP Alerts page.  The following link may be used to access the section’s main page,  Once on the main page, click the NGHP Alerts link on the left side menu.

Blog, Medicare Jurisdiction, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

We have written on this issue before.  Medicare beneficiary files a personal injury claim and but refuses to divulge his or her Social Security Number to protect their privacy.  Making certain seniors are protected from fraud and identity theft,  ( CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO ) the Department of Health & Human Services promotes through various media outlets the importance to not …

SMART Act Referenced in New CRS Report for Congress

08 Apr 2013 Jesse Hamby No Comments

Blog, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

Along with other relevant and timely data, the new CRS Report for Congress, “Medicare Secondary Payer: Coordination of Benefits,” contains references to the new SMART law.  This document is packed with important information related to the complexities of Secondary Payer compliance. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT

Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

In an Alert, dated March 24, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has introduced revisions to several Section 111 Reporting Fields as they pertain to NGHP.  The thrust of the Alert is that claims involving decedents are less mandatory and now optional.  The changes are effective April 22, 2013. Franco Signor LLC regularly provides its clients with comprehensive …

Blog, Medicare Conditional Payments, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm, 2013 U.S. Dist LEXIS 17721 This matter involves a Personal Injury Protection benefits claim that arises from an automobile accident which occurred in Michigan on October 26, 2010.  Following the accident, the injured party, Jean Ellen Warner (“Warner”) received extensive spinal surgical services, including neurosurgery, from Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons …

About Franco Signor, Blog, Franco Signor News, Uncategorized

Franco Signor LLC and Healthcare Solutions are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership.  This exclusive partnership combines Franco Signor’s expertise in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Compliance and Mandatory Insurance Reporting (MIR) with Healthcare Solutions’ technology and strong clinically‐based pharmacy and case management services. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE  

Colorado Self Insurers Association Meeting Announced

28 Dec 2012 Jesse Hamby No Comments


Colorado Self Insurers Association will be meeting on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Exempla – Diamond Hill in Denver, CO.  Franco Signor’s Katie Fox will be speaking at this event. Her topic is: Medicare Update – “ What You Need to Know” CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NOTICE AND AGENDA  CSIA MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 11, …

Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

Cloakroom Wrap Up Roll Call Votes: On the conference report to accompany H.R. 4310, the Department of Defense Authorization bill. Agreed to. (81-14). Cloture on the Reid substitute amendment #3395 to H.R. 1, the Supplemental. Agreed to. (91-1) On the Motion to Waive the Budget Act, with respect to H.R. 1, the Supplemental. Not waived. (57-34)   Wrap Up: H.R. 1339 – National …

SMART Act Passes in U.S. House of Representatives

19 Dec 2012 Roy Franco 1 Comment

Franco Signor News, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

SMART Move – House Passes H.R. 1845 (formerly H.R. 1063) to Amend the Medicare Secondary Payer Act It must be Christmas for MARC and its members.  The coalition formed a little over three years ago to bring about reasonable change to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act was given an early present for being extra nice this year.  Congress took action …

Allocation, Medicare Conditional Payments, Uncategorized, WCMSA

On December 17, 2012 CMS announced they will be updating the life tables that allocators use when calculating life expectancy in WCMSAs. The impact will be an overall increase in life expectancy, although minimally, which will result in slightly higher costs in some situations. It is important to know that if a file has a pending WCMSA timely submission is …

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