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Kate Riordan, J.D.

Kate Riordan, J.D., is director of Medicare Secondary Payer initiatives for Casualty Solutions at Verisk. You can contact Kate at kriordan@verisk.com.

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June 24, 2022

The RAMP Act is introduced in Congress – proposed bill aims to repeal Medicare’s private cause of action (“double damages”) statute

In a major MSP compliance development, the RAMP Act was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on June 14th.

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June 10, 2022

The United States Supreme Court rules that Medicaid may seek recovery from settlement payments representing future medical care

The Court rejected the plaintiff’s argument that Medicaid’s recovery was limited to only that portion of the settlement representing past medical care.

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June 25, 2021

CMS discusses PAID Act implementation plans and timelines on webinar

On June 23rd, CMS held a webinar to discuss its plans to implement the PAID Act for non-group health plan (NGHP) responsible reporting entities (RREs).

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April 14, 2021

CMS’s Section 111 penalty proposals – current status and FAQs

There remains much anticipation regarding the current state of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Section 111 civil money penalties proposals.

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March 12, 2021

The COMP Act is reintroduced in the U.S. Senate

On 3/10/21, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Coordination of Medicare Payments and Workers’ Compensation Act (COMP Act) (S. 653) into…

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January 11, 2021

The PAID Act is now law

On December 11th, President Trump signed into law the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act as part of H.R 8900.

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December 14, 2020

The PAID Act is now law

It requires CMS to expand its Section 111 Query Process to identify whether a claimant is currently entitled to.

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December 9, 2020

PAID Act passes House, moves to the Senate

The House of Representatives passed the PAID Act as a stand-alone bill and as part of the BENES Act of 2019. Both bills now move to the Senate for further consideration.

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August 20, 2020

What’s up in D.C.? Medicare Secondary Payer reform efforts – status update

With the current Congressional session ending on 1/3/21, attention is on two pending Medicare Secondary Payer reform efforts: The PAID Act & the COMP Act.

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August 14, 2020

CMS holds Section 111 NGHP update webinar

On 8/13, CMS held a webinar on Section 111 non-group health plan reporting. The webinar covered NGHP Section 111 reporting best practices and MSPRP enhancements.

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July 2, 2020

Eleventh Circuit rules that Florida Medicaid may seek recovery of its past payments from those portions of the settlement agreement representing past and future medical care

In a new Florida Medicaid decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Gallardo v. Dudek, 2020 ruled Florida Medicaid may seek recovery of…

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May 1, 2020

Court finds state of Rhode Island compliant with Section 111 despite its inability to obtain social security information to determine Medicare status and enforces settlement

The U.S. District Court in Ruiz v. Rhode Island was called upon to address whether a personal injury settlement should be enforced even though the defendant was unable to…

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April 21, 2020

CMS’s Section 111 civil money penalties comment period closes

With the comment period closed, the focus now turns to when CMS will issue its Final Rule, which will comprise of the agency’s official CMP regulations. 

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July 11, 2019

PAID Act introduced in the U.S. Senate

On June 26, 2019, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced Senate Bill 1989 into the U.S. Senate.

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July 8, 2019

Medicaid expansion makes recovery efforts more urgent

Within broad federal requirements, states and territories have significant flexibility in program design and administration, resulting in 56 unique Medicaid programs. 

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