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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...

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...

Court Blocks Medicare Discovery Requests - Ruling limits insurer's ability to determine MMSEA obligations

A new case out of Connecticut highlights complications insurers can encounter in obtaining information to assess their Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance obligations. In Silver v. Milford...