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Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA)

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July 17, 2017

Opana ER will be removed from the marketplace

Opana ER will be voluntarily removed from the marketplace, per the announcement last week of manufacturer Endo International plc.

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July 12, 2017

Shiny new features for the WCMSA portal

CMS recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal manual in conjunction with substantial changes to the portal.

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July 11, 2017

A solid second bite: CMS re-review now allows new medical documentation

Yesterday, CMS released a new Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal User Guide that now allows for re-reviews of WCMSA decisions.

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June 26, 2017

FDA request to remove Opana ER may be good news for WCMSAs

The fight against opioids continues, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced they want painkiller Opana ER off the market. If removed, learn how it…

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April 17, 2017

3 easy ways to reduce MSA prescription costs

With prescription prices increasing every day, it's harder than ever to contain costs. That's why we put together three easy ways to reduce WCMSA costs.

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April 13, 2017

Arkansas passes bill affecting future medical benefit settlements for Medicare beneficiaries

The Arkansas Legislature quickly moved a relatively unknown bill addressing workers’ comp settlements in the final days of its 2017 legislative session.

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April 4, 2017

Break the logjam of zero MSAs in development

Zero WCMSA submissions are getting mired in a cycle of CMS development letters & submissions as the WCRC gets more meticulous about submitted pay histories.

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March 23, 2017

CMS will use the new 2012 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs

On March 8, CMS announced that beginning April 1, it will use the new 2012 CDC Life Table to calculate life expectancy in Medicare Set-Asides.

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March 20, 2017

2017 Medicare watch list

It’s clear there will be no shortage of Medicare Secondary Payer developments to keep an eye on this year. Here’s an outline of MSP events to watch in 2017.

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March 20, 2017

Liability MSAs: What we know and what to expect

The dust is still swirling around the Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA) issue, but a few areas clearly show Medicare’s plan and intended next steps.

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March 8, 2017

New development hints at future MSA expansion to liability: CMS updates Common Working File for LMSAs and NFMSAs

CMS has issued a Change Request (CR-9893) to update it's Common Working File regarding both Liability and No-Fault Medicare Set-Aside arrangements.

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February 17, 2017

Shawn Deane will lead industry initiatives as president of NAMSAP

Shawn Deane, vice president of Medicare / Medicaid compliance and policy, has been elected president of the National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals.

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January 23, 2017

Clues to CMS future gleaned from WCRC solicitation notice

CMS moved forward with requests for proposals regarding the WCRC contract by releasing a full solicitation notice before the holidays.

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December 22, 2016

A holiday present from CMS

Foreshadowing a major change to Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Wednesday, December 21.

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November 1, 2016

Zero allocations: CMS backs down from drastic changes

From the moment CMS proposed changes to the process, we outlined why we strongly believe that the workers' compensation industry should not stand idly.