Another Year Without Appeal Rights in Workers Compensation Medicare Set Asides

From the very beginning of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) process, one of the consistent requests by both claimants and employer/carriers has been the inclusion of a review process that would allow both sides the opportunity to challenge Medicare’s decision on a set aside allocation. As Medicare began to require inclusion of prescription medications … Read moreAnother Year Without Appeal Rights in Workers Compensation Medicare Set Asides

Louisiana Appellate Court Sets Aside Settlement Based on Confusion Over MSA

On October 27, 2014, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, published its opinion on McCarroll v. Livingston Parrish Council and Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation, concluding that since all parties believed that the MSA amount could be used to pay for Mr. McCarroll’s surgery and that Medicare would pay for the surgical costs exceeding the … Read moreLouisiana Appellate Court Sets Aside Settlement Based on Confusion Over MSA

WCMSAP Now Allowing Users to Directly Input Prescription Drug Information

As of yesterday, October 6, 2014, users of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) can now directly input prescription drug information and calculate the proposed prescription drug portion of a WCMSA proposal. Please see our prior blogs for more information on this release: our blog discussing the initial alert issued by CMS announcing this … Read moreWCMSAP Now Allowing Users to Directly Input Prescription Drug Information

NCCI Publishes Medicare Set Aside and Workers Compensation Study

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is an insurance rating and data collection bureau specializing in workers’ compensation. It is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with regional offices throughout the United States. The current president and CEO is Stephen J. Klingel. A board of directors composed of representatives of affiliated insurers and outside organizations … Read moreNCCI Publishes Medicare Set Aside and Workers Compensation Study