Kate Riordan

Kate Riordan

Kate Riordan is the director of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) initiatives at ISO Claims Partners. She has well over five years of experience in completing Medicare Set-Asides and obtaining CMS approvals, with a concentration in California claims. Kate graduated Bowdoin College and Suffolk University Law School and is a Medicare Set-Aside Certified Consultant.

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    Arkansas passes bill affecting future medical benefit settlements for Medicare beneficiaries

    The Arkansas Legislature quickly moved a relatively unknown bill addressing workers’ compensation settlements in the final days of its 2017 legislative session, passing it on March 31. Senate Bill 760, now referred to as Act 1058, initially sought to clarify the Workers’ Compensation Death and Permanent Total Disability Trust Fund. However, Senator David Sanders revised […]

    SPARC Act Reintroduced in Congress

    On February 16, Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) reintroduced H.R. 1122, the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification Act, or SPARC Act. Originally filed last September, the bipartisan bill never moved out of committee. The SPARC Act, covered in an earlier post, seeks to ensure that Medicare Part D (which is available for prescription drug coverage) […]

    Important SSNRI News at CMS Forum

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards before the end of the decade. To comply with MACRA, CMS created the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI). On Tuesday, January 17, CMS held an Open […]

    The SPARC Act may have implications for future Medicare Advantage Plan rulings

    On September 22, Congressmen Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced legislation designed to clarify the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) standing on Medicare Part D plans. Text of the new legislation—known as the Secondary Payer Advancement, Reconciliation, and Clarification (SPARC) Act—can be found here. The SPARC Act seeks to provide clarity as to when […]

    MSP Statute Extends Its Reach in the 11th Circuit: Foreshadowing for Liability MSAs?

    In our first blog post on this topic, we outlined the new and emerging risks and complications presented by Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs). As previously indicated, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals published a groundbreaking decision in a matter of first impression, finding that the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act private cause of action permits […]

    The Impact of Medicare Advantage Plans on Your Claims: The Risk of Double Damages and Summary Judgment

    As outlined in our previous blog post, the 11th Circuit Court in a 2-to-1 decision joined the Third Circuit in finding that Medicare Advantage Plans do have private cause of action rights under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute. The decision will have a significant impact on liability, workers’ compensation, and no-fault claims being handled […]