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Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC)

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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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March 30, 2020

Settling claims in unsettling times

In a time of social distancing and uncertainty, many are left wondering how our current working and social paradigm will impact workers’ compensation claims handling –…

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October 31, 2019

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.0)

CMS has released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.0, October 10, 2019).

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February 25, 2019

CMS to mask health insurance claim number and social security number on contractor correspondence starting April 2019

Starting 4/1/19, CMS’s Coordination of Benefits and Recovery Program program will mask the social security number (SSN) and SSN-portion of the health insurance claim…

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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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January 7, 2019

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 2.9)

On 1/4/19, CMS released their latest version of the WCMSA reference guide Version 2.9.

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January 2, 2019

Government shutdown – MSP update

As the partial government shutdown continues, questions are being raised as to the shutdown’s impact on CMS activities concerning Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

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March 23, 2018

CMS releases WCMSA reference guide (Version 2.7)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its latest WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 2.7).

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March 8, 2018

WCMSA update: CMS holds WCRC transition webinar

On March 7, 2018, CMS held a transition webinar regarding its upcoming Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) transition.

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March 2, 2018

WCMSA update: New WCRC takes over March 19th – webinar set for March 7th

CMS has announced that its new Workers Compensation Review Contractor, Capitol Bridge, LLC will assume WCRC responsibilities on March 19, 2018. CMS is holding a…

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January 23, 2018

Government shutdown ends – Congress and President reach deal

This brief government shutdown did not affect Medicare Secondary Payer operations as they are essential and considered part of the Medicare Integrity Program. Thus,…

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January 22, 2018

Government shutdown & Medicare Secondary Payer impact

Medicare Secondary Payer operations will not be affected as they are essential and considered part of the Medicare Integrity Program. However, were are receiving word…

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December 15, 2017

GAO denies WCRC bid protests

In response to CMS awarding the WCRC bid to Capitol Bridge, LLC, KEN Consulting Inc. and Arch System, LLC filed formal bid protests with the Government Accountability…

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October 6, 2017

Performant awarded CMS Commercial Repayment Center contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Performant Financial Corporation (Performant) the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) contract.

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September 6, 2017

What’s next for the WCRC? New contract awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC

On September 1 2017, CMS finally announced that the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor contract has been awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC.