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Mark Popolizio, J.D.

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

May 19, 2015

A recipe for confusion: Medicare conditional payment compliance in asbestos-related workers' compensation claims

Medicare conditional payment compliance is difficult enough. When you add complex asbestos-related workers' compensation claims to the mix, it can create a recipe for…

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February 18, 2015

Preparing for mediation: Medicare checklist for WC claims

It is no secret that Medicare Secondary Payer compliance continues to complicate workers' compensation claims practice. Unfortunately, far too often Medicare issues…

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January 14, 2015

Section 111 level set changes, updates and watch list items for 2015

It has been roughly seven years since the Section 111 reporting requirements were enacted into law. During this time, the industry has witnessed and worked through…

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January 13, 2015

Court: Medicare Advantage Organization can pursue reimbursement against its enrollee

In an important new Medicare Advantage case, the court in Collins v. Wellcare Healthcare Plans, Inc., No. 13-6759, 2014 WL 7239426 (E.D. La December 16, 2014) ruled that…

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December 17, 2014

Medicare Advantage update: Court rejects Humana’s request for class certification

In the case In re Avandia, MDL No. 1871, 2014 WL 6684343 (E.D. Pennsylvania, Nov. 24, 2014),1 the United States District Court denied Humana’s request for class…

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December 2, 2014

CMS releases new Section 111 alert regarding SSNs

CMS has released a new NGHP Section 111 alert providing additional information regarding its plans to allow RREs to submit partial social security numbers (SSNs) for…

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November 17, 2014

When can I use my WCMSA?

In McCarroll v. Livingston Parish Council, 2014 WL 5439624, -- So.3d – (La. App. 1st Cir., October 27, 2014), the parties believed that the claimant could use his…

November 17, 2014

Court rules that employer does not have to fund higher WCMSA amount

In Hunter v. Rapides Parish School Board, No. 14-490, 2014 WL 5669206 (La. App. 3rd , Nov. 5, 2014), the Louisiana appeals court held that the employer was not required…

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August 7, 2014

Preparing for the ICD-10 Transition

CMS released an alert in May 2014 announcing that the ICD-10 diagnosis codes reporting for Section 111 is postponed until October 1, 2015.

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May 17, 2013

Major Medicare reforms become law — Are you ready?

In a major development on the Medicare front, President Obama has signed the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act into law.