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The SMART Act was signed by President Obama on January 10, 2013 after it had passed in both branches of Congress. The act amends portions of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute and is intended to simplify portions of the statute that have been considered onerous to beneficiaries.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will soon introduce a web-based tool called Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) to help in submitting and obtaining information related to Medicare conditional payment recoveries (Medicare liens).
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced September 30 that it has revised the reporting implementation timeline for certain liability insurance (including self-insurance) for Total Payment Obligation to the Claimant (TPOC) settlements, judgments, awards and other payments.
A new not-for-profit group, the Medicare Secondary Payer Charitable Foundation (MSPCF), announced it will provide free Medicare Set-Aside administration for qualified beneficiaries starting October 1.
Being creative is always an asset when it comes to liability settlements–cautiously creative that is. Such was the case with Big R Towing v. Benoit, 2011 WL 43219 (January 6, 2011, W.D.La.). Both sides took into account the future medical expenses of the alleged injured party, keeping in mind Medicare’s interests according to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, 22 U.S.C. 1395y.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just issued revised timelines for Mandatory Insurer Reporting. The CMS announced the new implementation timelines for reporting claims under the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (Section 111) in a November 9, 2010 memo.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently sent an advisory to all NGHP Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs) stating that the date for first production NGHP Input Files has been moved from April 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011.
For the past six months, the government has been struggling to come up with new, stronger reporting procedures and deadlines designed to prevent Medicare from double-paying Medicare recipients who are already scheduled to receive payouts for their injuries or illnesses under workers’ comp, liability or no-fault insurance plans. It appears the procedures and deadlines are now in place.