Shiny New Features for the WCMSA Portal

By Sidney Wong  |  July 12, 2017

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 portal. The most significant change is a new WCMSA re-review request option — please find a comprehensive analysis of this change here.

Features Affecting Beneficiaries

Two portal changes are notable for beneficiaries.

  • Beneficiaries gain more access to view their WCMSA status and other information.
  • Beneficiary Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) are now “Medicare ID,” in line with (SSNRI) to mitigate fraud and identify theft.

Features for Users

The WCSMA portal prevents a user from adding, replacing, and deleting documents for submissions that have been in closeout status for more than 12 months since the last close out letter. Users may submit a new file with current medical documentation through a required resubmission.

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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.