MSPRC Announces Temporary Suspension of Rights and Responsibilities and Demand Letters

PMSI has been informed that the MSPRC has temporarily suspended the issuance of Rights and Responsibilities (RAR) Letters and Demand letters.  The following notice has been posted on the MSPRC website: “Issuance of the Rights and Responsibilities (“RAR”) and Demand letters has been temporarily suspended while these letters are under review.  The MSPRC is still … Read moreMSPRC Announces Temporary Suspension of Rights and Responsibilities and Demand Letters

CMS Issues Memorandum Reiterating WCMSA Voluntary Review Thresholds

CMS recently issued a Memorandum dated May 11, 2011 confirming there are no statutory or regulatory provisions requiring a WCMSA be submitted to CMS for review.  Submission of a WCMSA proposal to CMS for review and approval is a voluntary process which is recommended by CMS, but not required.  This statement in writing by CMS … Read moreCMS Issues Memorandum Reiterating WCMSA Voluntary Review Thresholds

CMS Issues Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2010 Addressing WCMSAs

The below statement regarding WCMSAs was included in the financial report issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) for fiscal year 2010 wherein they document an increase in the amount of approved WCMAs in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2010 due to CMS pricing of prescription drugs.  However, it is anticipated … Read moreCMS Issues Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2010 Addressing WCMSAs

SSA Implements SSN Randomization Project

Effective June 25, 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will implement the SSN Randomization Project. The purpose of the SSA randomization initiative is to help protect the integrity of the SSN by establishing a new randomized assignment methodology. SSN randomization will also extend the longevity of the nine-digit SSN nationwide. SSN randomization will affect the … Read moreSSA Implements SSN Randomization Project