Archive | May 2011

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Medicare: RAR Letters Return; No Update for Final Demands

Medicare’s MSPRC.info website no longer lists an alert regarding the halt on Final Demands and Rights & Responsibilities letters.  We are investigating to determine whether the MSPRC has restarted the Final Demand process and the beginnings of the Conditional Payment process.  We will update this blog as soon as we are certain of changes. For […]

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MSPRC Posts Demand Delay on Website

MSPRC makes it official – this alert showed up on msprc.info yesterday, May 24, 2011. News and Updates Alert: Issuance of the Rights and Responsibilities (RAR) and Demand letters has been temporarily suspended Issuance of the Rights and Responsibilities (“RAR”) and Demand letters has been temporarily suspended while these letters are under review. The MSPRC […]

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MSPRC Puts Final Demands on Hold

Sometime in early May the MSPRC decided to put a hold on the issuance of any and all Final Demands.  This means you cannot get a Final Demand for your Medicare lien.  Now we have to figure out why and if any actions can be taken. Haro v. Sebelius If you didn’t notice in the […]

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Medicare Puts Hold on All Final Demands

As some of you have already learned, the MSPRC has put a hold on the issuance of ALL final demands for Medicare cases.  This means you will not be able to close out Medicare lien files for a period of time.  MSPRC representatives have confirmed the hold is temporary, but it is also indefinite.  They […]

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Haro v. Sebelius – Medicare Collections

In early May, Judge David C. Bury of the United States District Court of Arizona wrote the opinion for a major Medicare collections case, Haro v. Sebelius.  Like much of the MSP Compliance profession, we have reviewed that case over the past few postings.  Today’s posting is a short recap.  First, Judge Bury’s holding: “IT […]

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Haro v. Sebelius – How it Effects Settlement

We posted yesterday that the decision Haro v. Sebelius means no interest on Medicare liens during the pendency of a Medicare lien appeal or waiver request.   Today, we will discuss how Haro v. Sebelius effects settlements and distribution; but keep in mind this is a U.S. District Court of Arizona case.  It really is not cite-able […]

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Haro v. Sebelius – No Interest During Waiver/Appeals

Last week, the United States District Court for Arizona decided to enjoin Medicare and its agents from charging interest on unpaid MSP claims where the plaintiff has an ongoing Medicare waiver or appeal.   The holding in Haro v. Sebelius includes: “IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the class is certified and defined as follows: ‘persons who […]

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