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Monday, September 23, 2013

CMS Publishes Rules to MSP Payments Under the SMART Act

Medicare has published proposed Rules to governor obtaining information concerning the conditional payments as required by the recently implemented SMART Act. The Regulations expand the bureaucratic framework for Medicare beneficiaries and their representatives in order to obtain and appeal information on condition payment demands from the government.

The Rules are effective on November 10, 2013 and the comment period closes at 5pm on that date.

The government will be establishing a multifactorial implementation process to keep information secure: DX Codes, provider names. dates of service and conditional payment amounts. Ultimately, it appears that the process will be yet another hurdle to obtain information for workers' compensation claims  and release the beneficiary from government liability for medical expenses.

The proposed CMS Rules can be reviewed at:

Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.