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Breaking CMS Medicare Updates

Telephone
November 10, 2016

CMS to hold town hall call on November 17

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a town hall teleconference November 17, 2016.

Zeroallocations
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.

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October 27, 2016

CMS news alert: Zero allocations are far from over

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made news this week by purportedly “correcting” their position on zero allocations.

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October 19, 2016

CMS updates Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

On October 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new, updated version of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User…

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September 13, 2016

New WCRC contract bid could indicate expansion of MSAs beyond workers' compensation

On September 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated a previously released pre solicitation notice.

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June 21, 2016

Will CMS expand MSA reviews to liability cases and other claims?

On June 9, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is considering expanding its voluntary Medicare Set-Aside (MSA).

Medicine
May 27, 2016

Never-ending ORM and what CMS should do about it

The past year has seen tremendous change in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced rolling recovery to…

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May 20, 2016

CMS releases new final rule: Expedited conditional payment process

On May 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on the SMART Act’s interim conditional payment process through the Federal…

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May 9, 2016

CMS announces Medicare Beneficiary Identifier implementation timeline

In April 2015, Congress required the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to find an alternative to the existing…

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March 6, 2016

Conditional payments update: Thousands of letters and notices issued

In a brief alert issued on February 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that since the October transition of conditional payment…

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March 6, 2016

Medicare Secondary Payer implication indicated in proposed 2017 budget

The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, which starts October 1, 2016, proposes $4.1 trillion in spending. Of this, an estimated $1.0 trillion in mandatory and…

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December 31, 2015

New CMS claims payment process begins January 1, 2016

On December 24, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a reminder that its claims payment process for ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM)…

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December 29, 2015

CMS releases additional information on the new expedited conditional payment process

On December 21, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional information regarding its continued implementation of the new expedited…

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November 19, 2015

CMS to finalize new expedited conditional payment process

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced plans to modify its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) to include final conditional…

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September 22, 2015

Preparing for ICD-10: are you ready?

For the past year, it’s been difficult to overlook the numerous reminders from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the upcoming transition from…