Physical trauma-based NGHP reporting threshold remains at $750 in 2019

As required by section 1862(b) of the Social Security Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reviewed the costs related to collecting Medicare’s conditional payments and compared this to recovery amounts. The full report, released November 15, 2018, is available here. As a result of the computation, the threshold for physical trauma-based liability insurance settlements will remain at $750 in 2019.

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Updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal User Guide Released

This post is written by James Martinez of Optum Settlement Solutions. On July 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released limited changes in version 4.2 of its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide. This new information aims to provide electronically current and consistent conditional payment information.  In addition, the … Read moreUpdated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal User Guide Released

Prescription drug updates may positively affect Medicare Set Aside

As part of our best business practices, we continually monitor RED BOOK®Average Wholesale Price (AWP) of the most common medications present in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) arrangements. This practice assists in identifying price changes positively affecting WCMSAs. The month of February brought price drops of the following medications: buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) commonly prescribed for opioid … Read morePrescription drug updates may positively affect Medicare Set Aside

Prescription Medication Updates That May Affect Your Medicare Set-Aside

We continually monitor pricing of the most common medications seen in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aides (WCMSAs) in order to identify pricing changes affecting MSAs positively. The month of December brought a price drop for gabapentin 800mg tablets commonly used to treat neuropathic pain. Below is the product confirmed to have a reduced AWP and confirmed … Read morePrescription Medication Updates That May Affect Your Medicare Set-Aside