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December 7, 2020

New case highlights how LMSA issues and questions continue to complicate liability claim settlements

In Abate V. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. the court found CMS’s 9/30/11 memo didn’t mandate the plaintiff get a letter from her doctor certifying treatment was completed or…

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November 30, 2020

CMS retains $750 low dollar threshold for 2021

CMS has announced it is retaining its current $750 low dollar threshold for 2021.

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November 13, 2020

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.1) and Technical Alert

CMS’ recently released NGHP Section 111 User Guide and Technical alert outline the eventually elimination of the ‘SP31’ error notices and updates to the “soft error”…

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November 10, 2020

CMS NGHP Beneficiary Recovery Process webinar December 9th

CMS has released a notice announcing that it will be holding a Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Beneficiary Recovery Process webinar on December 9, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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November 10, 2020

Medicare conditional payment round-up

CMS has been quite active this year announcing several updates to its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal and holding a recent webinar on redetermination requests

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October 8, 2020

CMS releases updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal user guide

On 10/5/20, CMS released an updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide. The changes update the claims listing interface to provide additional…

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October 6, 2020

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 6.0) and updated accepted/excluded ICD code listings

On 10/5/20, CMS released an updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 6.0. They also released updated versions of accepted and excluded ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for…

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October 6, 2020

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.2)

On 10/5/20, CMS released its latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide, Version 3.2. This guides replaces version 3.1, released on 5/11/20.

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September 28, 2020

CMS discusses conditional payment issues on NGPH applicable plans webinar

On 9/24, CMS and the CRC held a webinar on redetermination requests as part of the administrative appeals process for conditional payment disputes of non-group health…

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September 10, 2020

11th Circuit rules Medicare Advantage downstream entities can sue for double damages under MSP’s PCA provision

The 11th Circuit has ruled “downstream entities”, which Medicare Advantage Plans contract with to help provide benefits, can sue primary plans for “double damages.”

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August 25, 2020

U.S. Department of Justice and plaintiff law firm reached a settlement to resolve a Medicare conditional payment claim

The DOJ’s Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has settled a Medicare conditional payment claim with the plaintiff law firm.

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August 20, 2020

What’s up in D.C.? Medicare Secondary Payer reform efforts – status update

With the current Congressional session ending on 1/3/21, attention is on two pending Medicare Secondary Payer reform efforts: The PAID Act & the COMP Act.

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August 17, 2020

CMS to host CRC NGHP Applicable Plans webinar on September 24th

CMS released a notice announcing they’ll be holding a webinar on the CRC NGHP Applicable Plans Appeals Webinar on September 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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August 14, 2020

CMS holds Section 111 NGHP update webinar

On 8/13, CMS held a webinar on Section 111 non-group health plan reporting. The webinar covered NGHP Section 111 reporting best practices and MSPRP enhancements.

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August 11, 2020

OIRA releases updated information Section 111 CMPs

OIRA released an updated notice on the status of CMS’s Section 111 civil money penalties proposals. CMS released the proposals in February 2020 and opened a public…