MSPRC Announces Issuance of Rights and Responsibilities (RAR) Letters will Resume June 10th

PMSI has been informed that the MSPRC has completed their review of the RAR letter.  Issuance of the RAR is anticipated to resume on June 10, 2011. A copy of the revised RAR will be made available by that time on the MSPRC website.    The Demand letter for liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance and … Read moreMSPRC Announces Issuance of Rights and Responsibilities (RAR) Letters will Resume June 10th

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

Florida Bar Opinion: Unethical for Plaintiff’s Counsel to Agree to Indemnify the Defendant for Medicare Liabilities

On April 1, 2011, the Florida Bar issued Staff Opinion 30310. The opinion arose out of a dispute between opposing counsels in a personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys specifically sought the Florida Bar’s ethical opinion on whether an attorney, in a personal injury matter, “may personally sign a settlement release containing a hold harmless and indemnification agreement in favor of the opposing party which would obligate the plaintiff’s attorney to indemnify and hold harmless the defendant for any future liability under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP).”

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