Sidney Wong

Sidney Wong

Sidney Wong is the assistant vice president of policy at ISO Claims Partners, where he provides the highest level of client services—with a focus on meeting the needs of clients through ISO’s products and services. He is also responsible for assisting clients with effectively navigating Medicare compliance issues.

GAO Denies WCRC Bid Protests

In July 2017, CMS awarded the Workers’ Compensation Review Contract (WCRC) bid to Capitol Bridge, LLC. The WCRC is tasked with reviewing and approving WCMSA submissions. In response to CMS’ award,...

Medicare Part D - The Next Recovery Frontier?

Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance has historically focused on the interests of traditional Medicare (that is, Medicare Parts A and B). In the wake of the recent In Re Avandia decision out o...

What’s Next for the WCRC? New Contract Awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC

Since the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract renewal process began in December 2016, the industry has been awaiting news: whether Provider Resources, Inc. (PRI) would be renewe...

Making Sense of the WCMSA Reference Guide 2.6

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide on July 31, 2017, we anticipated more insights to new...

Opana ER Will Be Removed from the Marketplace

Opana ER will be voluntarily removed from the marketplace, per the announcement last week of manufacturer Endo International plc. This follows the FDA’s suggestion that we blogged about last month...

Shiny New Features for the WCMSA Portal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) manual in conjunction with substantial changes to the...

A Solid Second Bite: CMS Re-review Now Allows New Medical Documentation

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) User Guide and updated its re-review process to include a thi...

FDA request to remove Opana ER may be good news for WCMSAs

The FDA has recently intervened in the escalating fight against opioid abuse. The agency has requested that Opana ER, a long-acting opioid medication, be removed from the market due to the high ris...

3 Easy Ways to Reduce MSA Prescription Costs

With prescription prices increasing every day, it’s harder than ever to contain costs. That’s why we put together three easy ways to reduce Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) costs.[1...

Break the Logjam of Zero MSAs in Development

Zero WCMSA submissions are getting mired in a cycle of CMS development letters and responses, as the CMS Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) becomes increasingly meticulous about...