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March 10, 2021

PAID Act – current status and FAQs

At this time, the industry is waiting for CMS to release its PAID Act implementation plan, which will require yet to be released technical updates to its Section 111…

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December 14, 2020

The PAID Act is now law

On 12/11, the PAID Act became law. It requires CMS expand its Section 111 Query Process to identify whether a claimant is currently entitled to, or during the preceding…

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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…

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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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July 11, 2019

PAID Act introduced in the U.S. Senate

On June 26, 2019, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced Senate Bill 1989 into the U.S. Senate.

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March 8, 2019

PAID Act Reintroduced in 116th Congress

On 2/26/19, Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Guy Bilirakis (R-FL) reintroduced the PAID Act as H.R. 1375 into the U.S. House of Representatives.

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February 13, 2019

Top 10 Medicare Secondary Payer trends in 2019

MSP compliance is rapidly evolving – policy changes, stricter regulations, new legislation, and emerging case law are making compliance more complex and challenging than…

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October 24, 2018

CMS updates its Medicare prescription drug benefit manual – New changes encourage Part D collection and recovery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has amended its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual (Part D Manual) to add, in part, stronger language…

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April 12, 2018

CMS issues new regulations aimed at identifying and limiting potential opioid abuse

On April 2, 2018, C,S issued a final rule which updated regulations for Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) and Medicare Part D programs.

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November 27, 2017

Medicare Part D - The next recovery frontier?

Spurred by a number of favorable court decisions allowing MAPs to sue for “double damages” under the MSP statute, Medicare Part D plans are now beginning to step into the…