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About Franco Signor, Blog, Franco Signor News, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Secondary Payer News

Originally published in CLM Magazine April 2019 Edition Following the Rules: Proposed Rules Aim to Clarify Enforcement of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance In December 2018, two (2) notices were posted on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website signaling that the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to move forward with …
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About Franco Signor, Administration, Blog, Legal/Legislative News

BRADENTON, Fla., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Franco Signor announced today its new Post-Settlement Administration Services. The service platform is available to injured parties at www.CareMDRx.com. This new platform is designed for individuals that have settled their workers’ compensation or personal injury case and have future medical care needs. Post-Settlement Administration Services are commonly used by individuals who may be …
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Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Advantage Part C, Medicare Jurisdiction, Trial Practice

Enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act has been increasingly in the news lately, with results that are alarming for both primary plans and plaintiff attorneys. Primary plans beware: Earlier this week, in an decision entitled MSPA Claims v. Tenet out of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Court dismissed Plaintiff MSPA Claims’ action …
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Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Conditional Payments

A new decision by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, entitled United States v. Angino, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30499 (February 26, 2019), which involves the United States filing a lawsuit to recover conditional payments from the plaintiff attorney, Medicare beneficiary, and “primary plan” caught our attention.  The lawsuit reignites the debate on whether the parties …
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Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicare Jurisdiction, Medicare Reporting Section 111, Medicare Secondary Payer News

The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) has announced that the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act was introduced yesterday, February 27, 2019 in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R. 1375 by lead Co-Sponsors Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL). Representatives Kind and Bilirakis have sponsored this bipartisan legislation to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP). PAID’s …
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Blog, Legal/Legislative News, Medicaid Third Party Liability Recoveries, Medicare Secondary Payer News

The following article was co-written by: Roy Franco, Chief Client Officer and Matthew Newman, Associate Compliance Counsel A U.S. District Court’s ruling regarding MSP Recovery LLC’s recent filings in State Court has raised concerns about a possible Medicaid Third Party Liability recovery strategy.  The situation involves an archaic discovery mechanism (“bill of pure discovery”) that would allow MSP Recovery LLC …
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CMS Updates WCMSA Reference Guide and NGHP User Guide

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Blog, Medicare Set Aside, WCMSA

Yet another indication that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to make Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) enforcement a priority in 2019: both the WCMSA Reference Guide and NGHP User Guide have been updated with several impactful changes. The updated WCMSA Reference Guide can be found here, and the updated NGHP User Guide can be found here. WCMSA …
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Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, Medicare Secondary Payer News, RRE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued yet another abundantly clear signal that Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) enforcement will be a priority in 2019. Just last week, we blogged that a Proposed Rule on a voluntary review process for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs) would be issued by September 2019. Now, an additional notice on the Office of Management and …
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Blog, LMSA

A proposed rulemaking on “Miscellaneous Medicare Secondary Payer Clarifications and Updates” has been posted on the Office of Management and Budget website. The proposed rulemaking can be found here. The abstract of the rule states:  “This proposed rule would ensure that beneficiaries are making the best health care choices possible by providing them and their representatives with the opportunity to select …
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Blog, Medicare Conditional Payments, Medicare Jurisdiction

As required by section 202 of The SMART Act, CMS is required to annually review its costs relating to recovering conditional payments as compared to recovery amounts. For the last two years 2017-2018, CMS has maintained the threshold of $750 across all non-group health plan (NGHP) lines of business- workers’ compensation, liability, and no-fault insurance. The threshold means that if …
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