Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA)

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Companion Bill Filed in House of Representatives

On July 26, 2018, Representative David Reichert (R-WA) and Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced H.R. 6619- Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2018 in the U.S. Hou...

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Legislation Filed, Referred to Committee

On June 18, 2018, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation aimed at reforming the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA)...

Arizona Tweaks its "Full & Final" Workers' Comp Settlement Law - New Law Provides Opportunities to Settle Workers' Comp Claims

On October 31, 2017, Arizona Senate Bill (S.B.) 1332 became law allowing Arizona claims payers to reach “full and final” settlements of certain workers’ compensation (WC) claims. This new law provides Arizona insurers...

Five Steps to Reduce Your WCMSA Costs

It is no secret that high Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) allocation amounts can complicate claim settlement. The culprits can range from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) policies...

New Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Law Limits Treatment to 780 Weeks for Certain Claims

On March 30, 2018, Kentucky House Bill (HB-2) was signed into law which makes major changes to the Kentucky workers’ compensation statute. The most significant addition is language that limits medical treatment to 780...

CMS Issues New Regulations Aimed at Identifying and Limiting Potential Opioid Abuse

On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule which updated regulations for Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) and Medicare Part D programs. The primary focus of the updates is...