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Shiny new features for the WCMSA portal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) manual in conjunction with substantial changes to the portal. The most significant change is a new WCMSA re-review request option — please find a comprehensive analysis of this change here.

Features Affecting Beneficiaries

Two portal changes are notable for beneficiaries.

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  • Beneficiaries gain more access to view their WCMSA status and other information.
  • Beneficiary Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) are now “Medicare ID,” in line with (SSNRI) to mitigate fraud and identify theft.

Features for Users

The WCSMA portal prevents a user from adding, replacing, and deleting documents for submissions that have been in closeout status for more than 12 months since the last close out letter. Users may submit a new file with current medical documentation through a required resubmission.

If you’d like more information, please email Sid Wong at

Sid Wong, J.D.

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

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