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Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA)

Future Liability Events
January 9, 2023

CMS releases request for proposal for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract

On January 4, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an RFP for its Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract.

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November 16, 2022

CMS releases updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide (Version 3.8) – changes impact CMS’s WCMSA re-review process

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.8)

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November 3, 2022

CMS releases data and statistics regarding CRC recoveries and WCMSAs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released two new reports providing data regarding CRC recoveries and WCMSAs.

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June 30, 2022

Claims commitment: Empowering insurers on the innovation journey

The insurance industry has experienced tremendous change in the past few years.

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June 1, 2022

Are indemnified EBMSAs still an effective tool after CMS released Section 4.3?

When the CMS released version 3.5 of the WCMSA reference guide on January 11, 2022, it redefined the potential risk and settlement considerations.

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May 31, 2022

Starting June 4, 2022, CMS Will Use the 2019 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs

Starting June 4, 2022, CMS Will Use the 2019 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs

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April 18, 2022

Reducing WCMSAs and Getting Claims Settled: Cost mitigation strategies for success

It is no secret that high WCMSAs amounts can complicate claim settlement, insurers often have more power than they realize.

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March 24, 2022

Updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.6) released – CMS makes further clarifications to its WCMSA EBMSA/non-submit policy and other updates

CMS makes what it terms as “clarifications” regarding the application of its EBMSAs and non-submit MSA policy as stated in Section 4.3 of the Reference Guide.

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February 18, 2022

CMS holds WCMSA webinar CMS discusses non-submit/EBMSAs, allocation pricing, denials, and other important WCMSA topics

On February 17, 2022 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a webinar session to address workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside (WCMSA) issues.

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January 13, 2022

New Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5) takes aim at non-submit and EBMSAs

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5, January 10, 2022).

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October 8, 2021

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.4)

CMS has just released their latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.4, October 4, 2021). This new guide replaces WCMSA Reference guide version 3.3.

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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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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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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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