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.

CMS Hosts Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) Webinar

On August 16, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar focusing on its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). The MSPRP is CMS’ web-based application...

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Companion Bill Filed in House of Representatives

On July 26, 2018, Representative David Reichert (R-WA) and Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced H.R. 6619- Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of...

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Legislation Filed, Referred to Committee

On June 18, 2018, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation aimed at reforming the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Workers’ Compensation Medicare...

Budget Act of 2018 Limits Medicaid Third-Party Recovery Rights

President Trump signed a budget deal early February 9 th following a brief government shutdown while most Americans were fast asleep. While most of the headlines focused on the deal’s impact on...

Expansion of Medicaid Secondary Payer Poses New Compliance Challenges

After numerous delays, it appears inevitable that the expansion of Medicaid Secondary Payer rights will begin on October 1, 2017. The 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act (H.J. Res. 59; Pub. L. 113–67) included the provision to enable states to recover Medicaid expenditures from an entire settlement amount, rather than just those dollars apportioned to medical expenses, as previously held by case law. However, legislative delays resulted in implementation being postponed from October 1, 2014, to this year.

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...

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...

Untangling the confusion of Accident & Health policies

Medicare compliance often requires that different policy types be grouped together into one set of claims. It’s the practice of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to pigeonhole...

Medicare Secondary Payer Implication Indicated in Proposed 2017 Budget

While most eyes were on the New Hampshire primary, President Obama unveiled his eighth and final White House budget on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, which...

California becomes fifth state to require closed drug formulary for workers' compensation claims

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill No. 1124 , which mandates that the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) implement a prescription drug formulary by July 1, 2017. The bill...