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Friday, March 29, 2013

CMS Publishes Brand New Reference Guide for Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements

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.This reference guide was created to consolidate  information currently found within the Workers’ Compensation Agency Services webpages and CMS Regional Office Program Memorandums, while providing WCMSA information to attorneys, Medicare beneficiaries, claimants, insurance carriers, representative payees, and
WCMSA vendors.   

CMS cautions that parties should continue to visit their website for future updates to the reference guide, including additional details regarding the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor’s review process.

Read more about WCMSA and workers' Compensation:
Feb 21, 2013
Effective immediately, if a WCMSA proposal amount was originally submitted via the web-portal, a re-evaluation of an approved WCMSA amount can be requested through the WCMSA web portal, if the claimant or submitter ...
Dec 19, 2008
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now published a copy of its Operating Rules regarding the evaluation of set-aside proposals. CMS cited that distribution of this material may reduce review time by ...
Jan 03, 2012
Address for submitting annual accounting documentation to CMS' Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor (MSPRC). Please send your completed annual Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-aside Arrangement ...
Jun 06, 2008
CDC in Reviewing WCMSA Limits Review to One Life Expectancy Table. Effective July 1, 2008 the Centers for Medicare and Medicad (CMS) will exclusively use the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Table 1 (Life Table for ...