Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

CMS Updates its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual – New Changes Encourage Part D Collection and Recovery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has amended its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual (Part D Manual) to add, in part, stronger language regarding Medicare Part D sponsors’...

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...

Minor changes in newly released Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal User Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated version of its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide (Version 4.2). The changes are minor and...

Law Firm Reaches Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice to Reimburse Medicare Conditional Payments and Start Internal MSP Compliance Program

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued a news release reporting that a Philadelphia personal injury law firm has agreed to pay the...

Court Denies “Double Damages” under the MSP’s Private Cause of Action

Currently, there are two questions being litigated that involve who can sue under the Medicare Secondary Payer’s (MSP) private cause of action (PCA) provision and when “double damages” may apply. I...

CMS’ Medicare Beneficiary Identifier initiative and its Medicare Secondary Payer impact

Starting in April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin replacing all Medicare cards with a new unique 11-byte Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number. The change is...

Texas Court: Medicare Advantage Plans Can Sue for Private Cause of Action under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute

In Humana v. Shrader , 2018 WL 1384529 (S.D. Tex. March 16, 2018), the federal district court ruled, in part, that the private cause of action (PCA) provision under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MS...

Medicare Advantage Update: Connecticut Court Rules MAPs Can Pursue “Double Damages” Under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute

Connecticut is the latest jurisdiction to address whether Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) have private cause of action (PCA) rights to pursue “double damages” under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MS...

Government Shutdown Ends – Congress and President Reach Deal

In an update to our blog article posted yesterday , the government shutdown has ended. Late yesterday, a bipartisan stop gap spending bill passed in the Senate 81-18, and in the House of...

Government Shutdown & Medicare Secondary Payer Impact

The federal government shutdown began on 12:01 a.m. EST this past Saturday, as a prior short-term spending bill expired and the failure of a short-term funding bill failed to pass the Senate. As of...