Commercial Repayment Center

2017 Medicare Watch List

As the first quarter of 2017 comes to an end, it’s clear there will be no shortage of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) developments to keep an eye on this year. Here’s an outline of a few MSP events ...

Shawn Deane will lead industry initiatives as president of NAMSAP

The National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) provides a forum for professionals in the Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) industry. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that Shawn Dean...

Clues to CMS future gleaned from WCRC solicitation notice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) moved forward with requests for proposal regarding the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract by releasing a full solicitation...

CMS Updates Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

On October 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new, updated version of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide. As many of our readers...

Conditional payment disputes mired in Medicare appeals backlog

Insurers seeking appeals of adverse conditional payment decisions are finding that their cases are dragging, thanks to a major backlog of pending Medicare appeal requests. The Strengthening Medicar...

Removing Impediments to Settlements: Conditional Payments in Liability Claims

While the Commercial Repayment Center’s (CRC) conditional payment process has received a lot of coverage in the last eight months, its collections apply only to workers' compensation and no-fault...

CMS Releases New Final Rule: Expedited Conditional Payment Process

On May 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on the SMART Act’s interim conditional payment process through the Federal Register, and insurers will want t...

Top five tips to get a handle on conditional payments

Conditional payments are one of the biggest challenges insurers face when resolving a case with a Medicare beneficiary. The problems that arise include late awareness of Medicare eligibility,...