MARC – Get On Board – Support H.R.#4796 Now!

02 Jun 2010 Roy Franco No Comments

Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, Medicare Secondary Payer News

This is your time to stand up and be counted.  MARC needs you to write your Congressional Representatives today to support the Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act.  Why?   Because its the right thing to do. Our Medicare Trust Fund is bleeding red ink and it needs to be fixed.  That’s why Congress enacted the Medicare Secondary Payer Act way back on 12/5/1980 as a method …
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Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, RRE

Is it really necessary for the Centers of Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) to require Responsible Reporting Entities (RRE) to collect private information such as Social Security Numbers (SSN) or Health Identification Card Numbers (HICN) from Medicare claimants who file tort claims? While contradictory to the usual Government mantra for its citizens to protect their private information, CMS has now …
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Blog, Medicare Conditional Payments, Reimbursements

Is the collateral source rule a defense to reimbursement to Medicare?  No.  At least that is the answer by a New Jersey Appellate Court in its decision that makes settlements, awards and judgments subject to reimbursement to Medicare under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP), despite state collateral source rule defenses. The decision, which came down on May 24, 2010, …
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Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, RRE

Is a Medicare beneficiary required to respond to legal discovery for Medicare information before a case is resolved through settlement, award, judgment or other payment?  One U.S. District Court out of Nebraska has recently said yes in the case of Gary E. Seger et. al.  vs. Tank Collection, LLC et. al (2010) U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49013.  The ruling no doubt …
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FS Quoted in Buffalo Law Journal

12 May 2010 admin No Comments

Blog, Franco Signor News

Franco Signor LLC made local headlines today when its principal, Roy A. Franco was quoted in the Buffalo Law Journal
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Notifying Medicare. 42 CFR 411.25. $5k Threshold?

08 May 2010 Jeff Signor No Comments

Blog, Medicare Reporting Section 111, TPOC

Notifying Medicare in EVERY settling claim involving a Medicare beneficiary is a best practice that Franco Signor LLC recommends. Notification needs to occur now, on a regular basis, because the focus on Medicare’s unfunded liability is politically toxic.
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