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Mark Popolizio

Mark Popolizio, J.D., is vice president of MSP compliance at ISO Claims Partners, a Verisk business. You can contact Mark at mpopolizio@verisk.com.

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September 13, 2019

The new indemnity data call – are you ready?

The NCCI new indemnity data call initiative is scheduled to launch in Q2 of 2020, with the certification and testing process slated to begin in Q1 of 2020.

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August 27, 2019

Proposed Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside reform bill filed in the U.S. House of Representatives

On 8/2/19, Representatives Mike Thomson (D-CA) and George Holding (R-NC) introduced legislation aimed at reforming CMS’s WCMSA process.

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August 21, 2019

Seventh Circuit bypasses Medicare Advantage “double damages” question

The Seventh Circuit affirmed (with modification) a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois dismissing a MAP assignee’s PCA claim on…

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August 12, 2019

Release of proposed “future medicals” rules will be delayed

CMS’s release of proposed rules to address “future medicals” in relation to non-group health plan settlements will be delayed from Sept. 2019 to Oct. 2019.

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August 1, 2019

WCMSA RX update – FDA approves first generics of Lyrica

On 7/22/19, the FDA announced it approved the first generics of Lyrica. This comes at a critical time as CMS has increasingly been including Lyrica in WCMSAs

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July 26, 2019

Massachusetts court: Medicare Advantage Plan’s assignee can sue for “double damages” under the MSP

Massachusetts is the latest jurisdiction to take a favorable view of MAPs possessing private cause of action rights under the Medicare Secondary Payer.

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July 15, 2019

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 user guide (Version 5.6)

On 7/1/19, CMS released an updated Section 111 User Guide (Version 5.6) regarding non-group health plans (liability, no-fault and workers’ compensation).

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June 17, 2019

Big reforms are coming to Michigan PIP - How the changes will impact Medicare Secondary Payer compliance

On 5/30/19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan Senate Bill 1, which makes significant changes to Michigan’s personal injury protection (PIP) system.

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June 17, 2019

Florida court: No-fault pre-suit notice requirement must be followed before Medicare private cause of action claim can proceed

In a new Florida decision, the U.S. District Court in ruled Florida’s no-fault pre-suit notice requirement must be satisfied before a PCA action can proceed.

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April 24, 2019

Longshore Act - Medicare alert: Court rules that claimant’s action for “double damages” was premature

Claims payers pursuant to the Longshore Act need to stay vigilant for potential double damages actions under the MSP statute’s private cause of action provision

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March 21, 2019

Maryland law firm reaches $250,000 settlement with U.S. Department of Justice to reimburse Medicare conditional payments

A Maryland personal injury law firm settled for $250,000 with the U.S. to resolve allegations it failed to reimburse certain Medicare payments made to medical providers…

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March 14, 2019

CMS holds webinar to address plans to add electronic payment functionality to its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

On 3/13/19, CMS held a webinar to discuss its plans to add electronic payment functionality to its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal.

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February 27, 2019

Electronic payment functionality to be added to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal – CMS to hold webinar on March 13, 2019

CMS announced effective April 1, 2019, electronic payment functionality will be added to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal.

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February 25, 2019

CMS to mask health insurance claim number and social security number on contractor correspondence starting April 2019

Starting 4/1/19, CMS’s Coordination of Benefits and Recovery Program program will mask the social security number (SSN) and SSN-portion of the health insurance claim…

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February 13, 2019

Top 10 Medicare Secondary Payer trends in 2019

MSP compliance is rapidly evolving – policy changes, stricter regulations, new legislation, and emerging case law are making compliance more complex and challenging than…