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May 15, 2020

CMS releases new WCMSA reference guide (Version 3.1)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released its latest version of the WCMSA reference guide version 3.1 (May 11, 2020).

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May 11, 2020

Court dismisses law firm’s attempt to interplead HHS to resolve Medicare’s conditional payment claim

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in Fowler Pickert LLC v. Glasgow, et. al., 2020 WL 1955266 (W.D. Missouri, April 23, 2020) had to…

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April 21, 2020

CMS’s Section 111 civil money penalties comment period closes

With the comment period closed, the focus now turns to when CMS will issue its Final Rule, which will comprise of the agency’s official CMP regulations. 

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March 6, 2020

CMS releases town hall question/answer document

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a question/answer document in follow up to its January 14, 2010 town hall call.

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February 18, 2020

CMS’s Section 111 penalty proposals are here

CMS has released its long-awaited Section 111 civil money penalty proposals for non-group health plans, as well as group health plans.

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February 12, 2020

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 5.8)

CMS has released an updated Section 111 User Guide (Version 5.8, January 31, 2020) regarding non-group health plans (liability, no-fault and workers’ compensation).

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January 21, 2020

CMS holds town hall call to discuss NGHP conditional payment recovery issues

On 1/14/20, CMS held a call to discuss recovery issues related to the Commercial Repayment Center and on-going responsibility for medicals with respect to non-group…

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December 9, 2019

CMS to host town hall meeting to discuss CRC ORM recovery issues related to NGHP claims

CMS announced it will host a town hall meeting on recovery issues related to the CRC and on-going responsibility for medicals for non-group health claims.

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December 2, 2019

CMS retains its $750 “Low Dollar” threshold for 2020

CMS announced it is retaining its current $750 low dollar threshold in 2020.

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November 22, 2019

CMS’s expected release of its “future medicals” (LMSA) proposals delayed until February 2020

OIRA announced CMS’s expected release of its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposals for “future medicals” has been pushed back to February 2020.

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November 21, 2019

Release of CMS’s Section 111 penalty proposals delayed again – pushed back to December

OIRA announced CMS’s expected release of its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposals for Section 111 civil money penalties has been pushed to December 2019.

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November 20, 2019

CMS’s new Section 111 alert addresses MBI reporting

CMS has issued an updated Section 111 Alert pertaining to non-group health claims (NGHP) regarding the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) reporting.

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November 8, 2019

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Professional Administration

On 11/6/19, CMS held a webinar on Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancement for Professional Administrators.

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November 1, 2019

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Self-Administered Accounts

On 10/30/19, CMS held a webinar to discuss recent enhancements to the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP).

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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).