2016 Budget Proposal Would Require Reporting of Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been vocal in the past about its difficulty in obtaining information about workers’ compensation benefits. The primary reason that the SSA has been seeking this information is to reduce social security benefits by way of an SSDI/WC offset. The SSDI/WC offset is a calculation used by the SSA to … Read more2016 Budget Proposal Would Require Reporting of Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Social Security Administration

CMS Releases Technical Alert for Implementation of 5 Digit SSN Changes

CMS has released a technical alert dated November 25, 2014, related to the implementation of changes to allow beneficiaries to be queried and reported using the last five digits of the SSN. CMS announced the change on September 10, 2014, and this technical alert has been pending since the announcement. CMS presents the “Background” to this … Read moreCMS Releases Technical Alert for Implementation of 5 Digit SSN Changes

CMS Announces Town Hall Conference for NGHP Section 111

CMS has announced a Town Hall teleconference event for Non-Group Health Plans scheduled for December 10, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern time. This call will discuss both policy and technical details for Section 111 reporting, including the following topics: Reporting Partial Social Security Numbers Response File Naming Convention Change Multi Factor Authentication … Read moreCMS Announces Town Hall Conference for NGHP Section 111

CMS Releases Alert for Changes to Response File Naming Convention

CMS has released an alert dated October 27, 2014 detailing changes to the naming convention for claim, TIN and query response files that will take effect April 6, 2015. In order to ensure that filenames remain unique, CMS is modifying the time, or “T,” node of the filename convention. Instead of four digits representing seconds and … Read moreCMS Releases Alert for Changes to Response File Naming Convention

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