Is it just me or are we all thinking the same thing? Is this the beginning of mandatory MSAs in liability, no-fault, work comp claims?

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Late in 2018, our federal government announced that in 2019 that it intends to regulate how and when to take Medicare’s future interests into account.

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Feds pursuing Medicare conditional payment reimbursement from beneficiaries’ attorneys, as well as primary payers

Although we hear a great deal about Medicare becoming increasingly more aggressive with primary payers (responsible employers, corporations, insurers, self insured entities, and third party administrators), the federal government is also becoming just as unforgiving with beneficiaries’ attorneys. Pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payer provisions of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1395y(b)(2), when Medicare … Read moreFeds pursuing Medicare conditional payment reimbursement from beneficiaries’ attorneys, as well as primary payers

Changes influencing Medicare Secondary Payer compliance go into effect April 1, 2019

In accordance with the SSN Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, the COB&R program will mask the SSN and SSN-portion of the HICN, on all outgoing letters as of April 1, 2019. The first five digits of the SSN will be masked with asterisks (e.g., *****1234A). All outgoing hardcopy and electronic letters will be included in this … Read moreChanges influencing Medicare Secondary Payer compliance go into effect April 1, 2019