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Brian Cowan

Brian Cowan is vice president of Administration Services, Casualty Solutions at Verisk. You can contact Brian at

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February 28, 2022

Filling the Need for Professional Administration Services

Individuals injured at work are dealing with numerous challenges – from the hardship of physical affliction to feeling overwhelmed by managing medical bills.

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April 15, 2021

Post-Settlement Administration: What’s next after getting an MSA?

When a claim settles, many claimants find themselves with a large sum of money that they are required to manage on their own.

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October 6, 2020

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.2)

On 10/5/20, CMS released its latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide, Version 3.2. This guides replaces version 3.1, released on 5/11/20.

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March 30, 2020

Settling claims in unsettling times

In a time of social distancing and uncertainty, many are left wondering how our current working and social paradigm will impact workers’ compensation claims handling –…

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January 21, 2020

CMS holds town hall call to discuss NGHP conditional payment recovery issues

On 1/14/20, CMS held a call to discuss recovery issues related to the Commercial Repayment Center and on-going responsibility for medicals with respect to non-group…

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November 8, 2019

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Professional Administration

On 11/6/19, CMS held a webinar on Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancement for Professional Administrators.

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November 1, 2019

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Self-Administered Accounts

On 10/30/19, CMS held a webinar to discuss recent enhancements to the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP).

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October 18, 2019

CMS releases WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit 1.3

CMS has released the latest edition of its Self-Administration Toolkit for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (Version 1.3; October 10, 2019).

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October 10, 2019

CMS releases WCMSA Portal User Guide Version 5.9

On 10/7/19, CMS released the latest edition of its Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal User Guide (WCMSAP) (Version 5.9).

May 16, 2019

Reality check: Debunking the myths of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance

MSP is a challenging area of compliance for which federal law, regulations, and policy don’t always provide clear answers. It’s vital to understand fact vs fiction.

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May 9, 2018

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.

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