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In case you missed it!

01 Aug 2017 Jesse Hamby No Comments

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If you were not able to join us for the live webinar event on Monday, July 31st, click here to visit our YouTube channel and check out: Franco Signor Special Webinar Presentation: Analyzing the Newly Announced Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) Amended Review Process

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In MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Ocean Harbor Casualty Insurance out of the Eleventh Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, a class has been certified by all Florida Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) against a no-fault insurer for failure to provide reimbursement for Medicare Advantage conditional payments by its enrollees. We have previously blogged about other similar litigation by this Plaintiff (link …
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CMS issued a recent alert (click here) warning Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs) to accurately report ORM and ICD-9/ICD 10 codes. CMS intends that effective January 1, 2016 to use this information from Section 111 data to coordinate benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. This means that injured workers or other no-fault claimants will have Medicare benefits stopped during the period of the …
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Franco Signor is proud to sponsor the CLM 2015 Insurance Fraud and Workers’ Compensation Conference. This conference will be held in Boston on Thursday, May 7th. “While seemingly unrelated, Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud actually complement each other perfectly. Insurance Fraud can potentially present itself in many aspects of the Workers’ Compensation claim which makes the pairing of these two conferences …
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CMS Improves Information to Better Manage Recoveries

14 Nov 2014 Roy Franco No Comments

Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, RRE, Uncategorized

CMS issued a new Technical Alert on November 10, 2014. Click here to read it in its entirety. No action is required by Franco Signor clients. CMS, effective July 1, 2015, will provide RREs with the ability to identify a “Recovery Agent” for conditional payments. To do so, new fields will be added to the MMSEA TIN Reference File, and …
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been deliberate and methodical in actions taken. Program change takes time and more often than not is incremental. We regularly remind clients that it is unwise to draw conclusions from CMS updates without consideration of all its existing and related policies. When evaluated in a vacuum the results can have potentially …
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Suing Medicare Does Not Work. Again.

01 Aug 2013 Jeffrey Santoro No Comments

Blog, Medicare Jurisdiction, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

The USDC for the Southern District of Ohio has confirmed, yet again, that an action against Medicare cannot be commenced until all administrative remedies have been exhausted.  The underlying action resulted from an MVA where the plaintiff was a Medicare beneficiary.  After settlement of the action Medicare sought recovery of its conditional payments for plaintiff’s medical treatment, which were approximately …
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GHP Town Hall Teleconference Notice – August 8, 2013

08 Jul 2013 Jesse Hamby No Comments

Blog, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

The notice and agenda for the GHP Town Hall Teleconference scheduled for August 8, 2013 can be found in the Downloads area of the What’s New page of the Mandatory Insurer Reporting for Group Health Plans section.  The following link may be used to access the section’s main page, http://go.cms.gov/mirghp.  Once on the main page, click the What’s New link on …
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ICD-10-CM Testing Alert

28 Jun 2013 Jesse Hamby No Comments

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An Alert related to testing of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes has been posted to the Downloads section of the Mandatory Insurer Reporting for Non Group Health Plans – NGHP Alerts page.  The following link may be used to access the section’s main page, http://go.cms.gov/mirnghp.  Once on the main page, click the NGHP Alerts link on the left side menu.

Blog, Medicare Jurisdiction, Medicare Secondary Payer News, Uncategorized

We have written on this issue before.  Medicare beneficiary files a personal injury claim and but refuses to divulge his or her Social Security Number to protect their privacy.  Making certain seniors are protected from fraud and identity theft,  ( CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO ) the Department of Health & Human Services promotes through various media outlets the importance to not …
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