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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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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, V. 6.0. They also released updated versions of accepted and excluded ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for 2021.

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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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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 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…

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August 7, 2020

Connecticut court rules Medicare Advantage Plan entitled to double damages

The U.S. District Court for Connecticut in Aetna v. Guerrera, 2020 ruled, in part, the alleged self-insured supermarket was a primary plan and liable for “double damages”…

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July 14, 2020

CMS releases updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) user guide (Version 4.9)

CMS has released an updated Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal User Guide (Version 4.9, July 13, 2020). CMS has made multiple updates to the MSPRP, which the agency…

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July 2, 2020

Eleventh Circuit rules that Florida Medicaid may seek recovery of its past payments from those portions of the settlement agreement representing past and future medical care

In a new Florida Medicaid decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Gallardo v. Dudek, 2020 ruled Florida Medicaid may seek recovery of…

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July 1, 2020

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 5.9)

CMS has released an updated Section 111 NGHP User Guide (Version 5.9, June 29, 2020) regarding non-group health plans (liability, no-fault and workers’ compensation).

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July 1, 2020

CMS’s expected release of its “future medicals” proposals now scheduled for August 2020

An updated notice from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs indicates CMS’s long-anticipated release of its “future medicals” notice of proposed rulemaking is…

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