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Thursday, December 11, 2008

CMS to Mandate Use of WCIO Reporting Codes

In a telephone conference on December 12, 2008, CMS indicated that it will require the Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations reporting codes under the mandatory reporting procedures.

An explanation of the codes is available at on the WICO website.

Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting

Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) (P.L. 110-173), adds new mandatory reporting requirements for group health plan (GHP) arrangements and for liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, and workers' compensation.  See 42 U.S.C. 1395y(b)(7) & (8).