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 […]

WCMSAP Rx Enhancement

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) enhanced the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements portal (WCMSAP or portal) on October 6, 2014, by adding an additional step aimed at the collection of prescription information. This feature was established as part of the agency’s continuing efforts to automate and streamline the Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) review […]