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October 1, 2021

CMS announces that Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) records will accept future effective date starting October 4th

On Sept. 27, CMS released a notice announcing that starting Oct 4, 2021 the BCRC will accept MSP effective dates up to three months in the future for certain NGH claims.

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July 29, 2021

CMS releases Section 111 NGHP 270/271 Companion Guide (Version 5.6) - new release makes technical corrections to Version 5.5 update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Section 111 NGHP 270/271 Companion Guide (Version 5.6, July 22, 2021).

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June 25, 2021

CMS discusses PAID Act implementation plans and timelines on webinar

On June 23rd, CMS held a webinar to discuss its plans to implement the PAID Act for non-group health plan (NGHP) responsible reporting entities (RREs).

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June 11, 2021

CMS releases its PAID Act implementation plans – what’s next and how we can help

The following provides a general overview of the PAID Act, CMS’s implementation plans, and related considerations as follows.

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May 17, 2021

CMS updates Chapter 7 of the Medicare secondary payer (MSP) recovery manual

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an update to Chapter 7 of its Medicare secondary payer (MSP) recovery manual.

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April 29, 2021

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.3)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released their latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.3, April 19, 2021).

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April 14, 2021

CMS releases updated Section 111 Model Language document

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an updated Section 111 Model Language document dated March 10, 2021 (PDF version).

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April 14, 2021

CMS’s Section 111 penalty proposals – current status and FAQs

There remains much anticipation regarding the current state of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Section 111 civil money penalties proposals.

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April 8, 2021

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.3)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 6.3, April 5, 2021).

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April 5, 2021

CMS holds BCRC and CRC NGHP Town Hall session

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services held what it billed as a Benefits Coordination & Recovery and Commercial Repayment Center non-group health plan Town Hall.

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March 12, 2021

The COMP Act is reintroduced in the U.S. Senate

On 3/10/21, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Coordination of Medicare Payments and Workers’ Compensation Act (COMP Act) (S. 653) into…

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March 5, 2021

Starting March 27, 2021, CMS will use the 2018 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs

Starting 3/27/21, CMS has announced that it will use the new 2018 CDC Life Table to calculate adjusted life expectancies in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides…

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January 22, 2021

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.2, January 11, 2021)

CMS has released an updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 6.2, January 11, 2021) regarding non-group health plans (liability, no-fault, and workers’ compensation).

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December 11, 2020

CMS holds NGHP beneficiary recovery process webinar

On 12/9, CMS held a non-group health plan beneficiary recovery process webinar aimed at attorneys who represent beneficiaries and other beneficiary representatives.

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December 9, 2020

PAID Act passes House, moves to the Senate

On 12/8, the House of Representatives passed the PAID Act as a stand-alone bill and as part of the BENES Act of 2019. Both bills now move to the Senate for further…