Medicare Secondary Payer Act News

Court Rejects Deadline Asserted by Insurer in Secondary Payer Act Dispute

Insurers cannot rely on an apparent three-year deadline within the Secondary Payer Act to protect themselves from litigation if they don’t reimburse Medicare for all expenses paid on behalf of a beneficiary, a federal appellate court in Atlanta ruled. The …

Viewpoint: CMS’ Liability Medicare Set Aside Proposal is Bad Policy

It’s a scenario every senior citizen fears—getting seriously injured in an accident. Whether it’s a slip and fall at the grocery store or getting hit by a car crossing the street, the question of “who pays?” often isn’t far from …

How New Technology Can Modernize the Painfully Outdated MSA Process: Viewpoint

Ask claims adjusters what they think of Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) and you’ll likely get a wide range of answers. While most would agree, in theory, that MSAs serve a valid purpose, the way they are constructed today is labor-intensive, slow, …

MSP Changes Include Penalties, Review Criteria, Double Damages: Viewpoint

As we approach the halfway point of 2019, Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) continues to be one of the most rapidly evolving areas of compliance in claims. On the horizon are possible significant changes relating to each compliance point: Section 111, …