New Non-Profit to Provide Free Medicare Set-Aside Administration Beginning October 1
A new not-for-profit group, the Medicare Secondary Payer Charitable Foundation (MSPCF) (http://www NULL.mspcf NULL.org/), announced it will provide free Medicare Set-Aside administration for qualified beneficiaries starting October 1.
It’s no secret that Medicare Secondary Payer compliance is a complicated and ever-changing process. Incorrectly prepared settlements that don’t take into account Medicare Set-Aside requirements may mean plaintiffs could lose important Medicare health care coverage.
MSPCF says it will provide “all of the same services currently provided by for-profit administrators at no charge to qualified beneficiaries. Any CMS approved MSA over $25,000, from any vendor, payer, claimant or attorney, will be accepted for administration subject to the terms and conditions of the master trust and joinder agreements.”
MEDVAL (http://www NULL.medval NULL.com/), a Medicare compliance administration firm, has agreed to service the individual sub trust accounts. To request more information, go to i...@mspcf.org.
Medical Set-Aside Discussion in This Month’s The Advocate
For more on Medical Set-Asides, check out the September issue of CAALA’s The Advocate or read the full article here on patrickfarber.com. “Preserving Plaintiff’s Medi-Cal and Medicare Benefits” discusses how to use pooled Special Needs Trusts and Medicare Set-Aside Trusts to protect an injured plaintiff’s public benefits eligibility.
The article was co-written by myself, Kevin Urbatsch, principal with Myers Urbatsch, P.C. (http://www NULL.myersurbatsch NULL.com/) in San Francisco and an expert on special needs and settlement planning for elder, minors and persons with disability (kev...@urbatsch.com, 415-896-1500) and Jon Gunter, executive VP for MEDVAL (http://www NULL.medval NULL.com/)‘s West Coast office in Irvine (jgun...@medval.com, 888-SET-ASIDE). You can access the article by going to digital version of The Advocate (http://content NULL.yudu NULL.com/A1topi/Advocate NULL.Sept NULL.2011/resources/index NULL.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.caala NULL.org%2Findex NULL.cfm%3Fpg%3Dadvocate).
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