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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 mpopolizio@verisk.com.

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May 17, 2021

CMS updates Chapter 7 of the Medicare secondary payer (MSP) recovery manual

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an update to Chapter 7 of its Medicare secondary payer (MSP) recovery manual.

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April 14, 2021

CMS releases updated Section 111 Model Language document

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an updated Section 111 Model Language document dated March 10, 2021 (PDF version).

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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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April 8, 2021

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.3)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 6.3, April 5, 2021).

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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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March 1, 2021

CMS to host BCRC and CRC NGHP town hall on April 1st

CMS has announced it will be holding a Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center and Commercial Repayment Center Non-Group Health Plan town hall on April 1, 2021, at 1:00…

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January 22, 2021

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.2, January 11, 2021)

CMS has released an updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 6.2, January 11, 2021) regarding non-group health plans (liability, no-fault, and workers’ compensation).

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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 16, 2020

LMSA update: CMS’s “future medicals” proposals now scheduled for release in March 2021 | New LMSA case decision highlights continuing claims challenges

LMSA update: OIRA has issued an updated noticing indicating CMS’s “future medical” proposals are delayed again and projected for release in March 2021.

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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 7, 2020

New case highlights how LMSA issues and questions continue to complicate liability claim settlements

In Abate V. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. the court found CMS’s 9/30/11 memo didn’t mandate the plaintiff get a letter from her doctor certifying treatment was completed or…

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November 30, 2020

CMS retains $750 low dollar threshold for 2021

CMS has announced it is retaining its current $750 low dollar threshold for 2021.

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November 13, 2020

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.1) and Technical Alert

CMS’ recently released NGHP Section 111 User Guide and Technical alert outline the eventually elimination of the ‘SP31’ error notices and updates to the “soft error”…

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November 10, 2020

CMS NGHP Beneficiary Recovery Process webinar December 9th

CMS has released a notice announcing that it will be holding a Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Beneficiary Recovery Process webinar on December 9, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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September 10, 2020

11th Circuit rules Medicare Advantage downstream entities can sue for double damages under MSP’s PCA provision

The 11th Circuit has ruled “downstream entities”, which Medicare Advantage Plans contract with to help provide benefits, can sue primary plans for “double damages.”

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