Archive | July 2010
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CMS is holding a Non-Group Health Plan Teleconference, today, July 28, 2010 to review policy and technical procedures. No time is listed. For more information go to: http://www.cms.gov/mandatoryinsrep/04_whats_new.asp. Call In Line: 800-603-1774 Pass Code: Section 111 CMS has requested that listeners begin dialing in approximately 20-30 minutes before the call due to the large number […]
MSAs are (Usually) Unnecessary in Liability Cases There is no real positive authority stating Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) are unnecessary in liability cases; however, there are comments and guidelines that have been provided over the years by CMS agents. For instance, during an October 29, 2008 question/answer session with CMS director Barbara Wright, an attorney asked […]
Yesterday, July 14, 2010, a Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor (MSPRC) agent informed LRS that paper correspondence backlogs have reached 109 days. Unfortunately, this is 44 days longer than the longest time quote given for any MSPRC correspondence and remains a severe detriment to Medicare lien resolution. Fortunately, Lien Resolution Services has been able to […]
Visit Lien Resolution Services at the AAJ Annual Convention in Vancouver, BC. We will be at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibit Centre, Ballroom D, Booth #111. You will find special discounts, prizes (like an iPad 3G), and the announcement of new services! Need to sign up? Click here. Remember, it doesn’t matter where you are, […]
Typically, Medicare liens are placed on the personal injury case of a person whose treatment is paid by Medicare. Medicare’s agents, the COBC, MSPRC, and CMS have a right to recover funds which would not have been paid without the negligent act which harmed the plaintiff-beneficiary. If you are the Medicare beneficiary and plaintiff in […]