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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

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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…

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January 4, 2019

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 user guide

CMS has updated its Non-Group Health Plan Section 111 User Guide. The new guide is styled as Version 5.5 and is dated January 7, 2019.

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December 21, 2018

Proposed rules for addressing future medical obligations to be released

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) recently issued a notice entitled Miscellaneous Medicare Secondary Payer Clarifications and Updates (CMS-6047-P).…

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November 21, 2018

CMS retains $750 “Low Dollar” threshold for 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its low dollar recovery threshold for 2019 via an alert dated November 15, 2018. CMS is generally…

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October 24, 2018

CMS updates its Medicare prescription drug benefit manual – New changes encourage Part D collection and recovery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has amended its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual (Part D Manual) to add, in part, stronger language…

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June 20, 2018

Law firm reaches settlement with U.S. Department of Justice to reimburse Medicare conditional payments and start internal MSP compliance program

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued a news release reporting that a Philadelphia personal injury law firm…

June 8, 2018

Court denies “double damages” under the MSP’s private cause of action

Currently, there are two questions being litigated that involve who can sue under the Medicare Secondary Payer’s (MSP) private cause of action (PCA) provision and when…

May 22, 2018

Arizona tweaks its "full & final" workers' comp settlement law - New law provides opportunities to settle workers' comp claims

Arizona Senate Bill 1100 provides unprecedented opportunities to settle workers' compensation claims in the state.

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May 9, 2018

The CMS Medicare Identifier Initiative and Its Medicare Secondary Payer Impact

In April 2018, the CMS began replacing all Medicare cards with a new, unique 11-byte Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number.

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March 28, 2018

CMS’ Medicare Beneficiary Identifier initiative and its Medicare Secondary Payer impact

Starting in April, CMS will begin replacing all Medicare cards with a new unique 11-byte Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number.

March 21, 2018

Texas court: Medicare Advantage Plans can sue for private cause of action under the Medicare Secondary Payer statute

This ruling by the federal district court for the Southern District of Texas places it in line with a growing number of decisions from other jurisdictions finding that…

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March 19, 2018

Medicare Advantage update: Connecticut court rules MAPs can pursue “double damages” under the Medicare Secondary Payer statute

Connecticut is the latest jurisdiction to address whether MAPs have private cause of action (PCA) rights to pursue “double damages” under the MSP statute.

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