CMS to Apply New Life Tables to WCMSAs as of 3/31/14

CMS recently released a statement on its website regarding the new Life Tables and their usage with regard to life expectancies in WCMSAs. The CMS announcement can be found here:http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery/Workers-Compensation-Medicare-Set-Aside-Arrangements/Whats-New/Whats-New.html

The announcement says: “CMS will begin referencing the CDC’s Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2009, for WCMSA life expectancy calculations on March 31, 2014.  A link to the CDC’s 2009 Life Tables may be found in the Related Links section near the bottom of the page.”

New Life Tables link can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_07.pdf

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