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Sid Wong, J.D.

Sid Wong is vice president of policy, Casualty Solutions at Verisk. You can contact Sid at swong@verisk.com.

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September 6, 2017

What’s next for the WCRC? New contract awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC

On September 1 2017, CMS finally announced that the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor contract has been awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC.

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August 2, 2017

Making sense of the WCMSA reference guide 2.6

On 7/31, CMS released their new WCMSA Reference Guide. Learn what the changes outlined might mean for submitting WCMSAs to CMS.

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August 1, 2017

Amended review and other takeaways from the latest WCMSA reference guide

On July 31st 2017, CMS released its most recent version of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide—and there’s a lot to digest.

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July 17, 2017

Opana ER will be removed from the marketplace

Opana ER will be voluntarily removed from the marketplace, per the announcement last week of manufacturer Endo International plc.

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July 12, 2017

Shiny new features for the WCMSA portal

CMS recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal manual in conjunction with substantial changes to the portal.

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July 11, 2017

A solid second bite: CMS re-review now allows new medical documentation

Yesterday, CMS released a new Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal User Guide that now allows for re-reviews of WCMSA decisions.

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June 26, 2017

FDA request to remove Opana ER may be good news for WCMSAs

The fight against opioids continues, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced they want painkiller Opana ER off the market. If removed, learn how it…

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April 17, 2017

3 easy ways to reduce MSA prescription costs

With prescription prices increasing every day, it's harder than ever to contain costs. That's why we put together three easy ways to reduce WCMSA costs.

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April 4, 2017

Break the logjam of zero MSAs in development

Zero WCMSA submissions are getting mired in a cycle of CMS development letters & submissions as the WCRC gets more meticulous about submitted pay histories.

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March 23, 2017

CMS will use the new 2012 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs

On March 8, CMS announced that beginning April 1, it will use the new 2012 CDC Life Table to calculate life expectancy in Medicare Set-Asides.

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March 20, 2017

2017 Medicare watch list

It’s clear there will be no shortage of Medicare Secondary Payer developments to keep an eye on this year. Here’s an outline of MSP events to watch in 2017.

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January 23, 2017

Clues to CMS future gleaned from WCRC solicitation notice

CMS moved forward with requests for proposals regarding the WCRC contract by releasing a full solicitation notice before the holidays.

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November 11, 2016

Removing roadblocks to settlements: Medicare Part C claims in the way of your settlement

The last half-dozen years have seen Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance evolve, with the most recent example being its change in focus from mandatory insurer…

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November 1, 2016

Zero allocations: CMS backs down from drastic changes

From the moment CMS proposed changes to the process, we outlined why we strongly believe that the workers' compensation industry should not stand idly.

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October 27, 2016

CMS news alert: Zero allocations are far from over

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made news this week by purportedly “correcting” their position on zero allocations.

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