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Mark Popolizio, J.D.

Mark Popolizio, J.D., is vice president of MSP compliance, Casualty Solutions at Verisk. You can contact Mark at

Cms Releases
October 4, 2022

CMS releases Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 6.9) – updates relate to Section 111 excluded/valid diagnosis codes for 2023, SP31 error, and other items

CMS releases Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 6.9) – updates relate to Section 111 excluded/valid diagnosis codes for 2023, SP31 error, and other items

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August 18, 2022

The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals applies a four-year statute of limitations to an MSP private cause of action claim – dismisses action as untimely

In an important new MSP decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Tower Hill Prime Insurance Co.

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July 12, 2022

Illinois enacts the “Consumer Legal Funding Act” -- new law regulates various aspects of third-party litigation funding practices

In a significant development on the TPLF front, on May 27, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed into law the Consumer Legal Funding Act.

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July 12, 2022

Delaware’s State Senate passes concurrent resolution encouraging the Delaware Judiciary to study possible third-party litigation funding (TPLF) disclosure rules

In an interesting development to watch, on June 28, 2022, the Delaware State Senate passed Delaware Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 127.

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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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May 11, 2022

Seventh Circuit dismisses the Illinois Fund’s challenge to Section 111 reporting -- holds that administrative remedies must first be exhausted before the court has jurisdiction

In Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund v. Becerra, 2022 WL 1438506 7th Cir. May 6, 2022, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision.

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March 15, 2022

CMS to hold webinar to address MSPRP “go paperless” function

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will be holding a webinar on April 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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March 11, 2022

Medicare Secondary Payer recovery debts can now be paid using automated clearing house transactions

CMS has released a notice advising that MSP recovery debts may now be paid using ACH transactions.

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March 3, 2022

CMS on the move: Section 111 civil money penalties Final Rule and Future Medicals proposals are pending review for release

The OIRA website indicates that CMS’s long-awaited S111 CMP “final rule” and their “Future Medicals” proposals are completed and are now pending OIRA review for release.

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February 18, 2022

CMS holds WCMSA webinar CMS discusses non-submit/EBMSAs, allocation pricing, denials, and other important WCMSA topics

On February 17, 2022 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a webinar session to address workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside (WCMSA) issues.

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February 7, 2022

CMS to hold WCMSA webinar on February 17, 2022 – several key WCMSA topics are on CMS’s agenda

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will discuss a variety of topics related to Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSAs).

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January 31, 2022

Third-party litigation funding in 2022 -- three issues for your radar

Third-party litigation funding is an issue that certainly warrants monitoring in 2022. 

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January 20, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Medicaid reimbursement case – Court’s forthcoming decision will revisit Medicaid’s recovery rights

On January 10, 2022, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Gallardo by and through Vassallo v. Marstiller (No. 20-1263).

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January 13, 2022

New Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5) takes aim at non-submit and EBMSAs

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5, January 10, 2022).

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