Martin Cassavoy

Martin Cassavoy

Marty Cassavoy is the vice president of policy for ISO Claims Partners. Martin has been with ISO Claims Partners since its inception. Prior to his current role, Martin managed the Medicare Set Aside and conditional payment negotiation unit. Martin received his B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and he is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar. Marty can be reach at

    Posts by Martin Cassavoy

    Important SSNRI News at CMS Forum

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards before the end of the decade. To comply with MACRA, CMS created the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI). On Tuesday, January 17, CMS held an Open […]

    A Holiday Present from CMS

    Marty Cassavoy

    Foreshadowing a major change to Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Wednesday, December 21, that it would unveil new policies in 2017 regarding re-review of MSAs and the use of utilization review in MSAs. The CMS announcement suggests that parties may soon be afforded a second bite of […]

    Removing Roadblocks to Settlements: Medicare Part C Claims in the Way of Your Settlement

    Marty Cassavoy

    The last half-dozen years have seen Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance evolve, with the most recent example being its change in focus from mandatory insurer reporting to rolling recovery. But one of the most impactful changes involves Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs). Ten years ago, most practitioners didn’t even worry about them, but now insurers in […]

    Zero Allocations: CMS backs down from drastic changes

    Marty Cassavoy

    As we outlined in a blog post last week, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) approval of zero allocations. From the moment CMS proposed changes to the process, we outlined why we strongly believe that the workers compensation industry should not stand idly by while wholesale […]

    CMS News Alert: Zero allocations are far from over


    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made news this week by purportedly “correcting” their position on zero allocations. At ISO Claims Partners, we strongly believe that the industry should fight CMS on this and not blindly accept what amounts to an illogical application of CMS’s own stated policies. Background CMS’s purported position basically […]

    The SPARC Act may have implications for future Medicare Advantage Plan rulings

    Marty Cassavoy

    On September 22, Congressmen Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced legislation designed to clarify the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) standing on Medicare Part D plans. Text of the new legislation—known as the Secondary Payer Advancement, Reconciliation, and Clarification (SPARC) Act—can be found here. The SPARC Act seeks to provide clarity as to when […]