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Saturday, May 18, 2013

NJ Court Approves Medicare Set-Aside Agreement Lacking CMS Review

A NJ Superior Court deemed a proposed Medicare Set-Aside Agreement to be satisfactory to protect Medicare's interests and granted a Motion to Enforce a Pending Settlement. This action by the Court was taken after CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) declined to rule on the adequacy of the Set Aside Agreement because of limited Federal resources.

"The court has thoroughly reviewed the sworn testimony of plaintiffs' expert regarding the proposed set-aside amounts for future medical expenses relating to the
underlying accidents/incidents, which would otherwise be covered or reimbursable
by Medicare. The court finds that the proposed set-aside amount in each case
fairly takes Medicare's interests into account in that the figures are both reasonable and reliable. Therefore, the court is satisfied that Medicare's interests
have been adequately protected pursuant to the MSP. Plaintiffs shall set aside the
proposed sums in self-administered interest-bearing accounts to be used solely for
the purpose of satisfying future medical expenses related to the underlying accidents/incidents."

DUHAMELL, Plaintiff v. RENAL CARE GROUP EAST, INC., RCG Southern New Jersey, LLC, Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation, Defendants. Catherine A. Ney, Plaintiff, et al,, --- A.3d ----, 2013 WL 2102701 (N.J.Super.A.D.) Decided Dec. 7, 2012. May 16, 2013.

Read more about "CMS" and workers' compensation.

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A new Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide has been posted and is available to be downloaded on the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicad Services) website.
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The Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal (WCMSAP) application has gone "live" and is now available for users. Prior to attempting to register, you should read the New Registration section of the User guide.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently Pilot Testing the Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal (WCMSAP), a web-based application. This new initiative will allow submitters of Workers' ...
Aug 08, 2011
Event Description: This Webinar will review the Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP), a new web-based application that allows for the electronic submission and tracking of WCMSA proposals ...

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