Tag Archive | MMSEA

SMART Act: Is Medicare Lien Resolution Smarter Now?

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed H.R. 1845.  Included on the Medicare IVIG Access Bill is the SMART Act.  SMART was designed to reform the conditional payment, final demand, and MMSEA Section 111 reporting processes.  Click here to read the full text of H.R. 1845.  As you can see below, we aren’t as excited […]

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House & Senate Pass Medicare’s SMART Act

Both the House and Senate passed the SMART act prior to the Christmas holiday last week.  In the House just 3 “no” votes were cast against 401 “yes” votes.  The Senate passed the act without a single “no” vote.  There is little doubt that President Obama will sign the bill into law. What is the […]

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Update: New Medicare RRE Reporting Guidelines

On September 30, 2011 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) revised its Mandatory Insurer Reporting timelines – again.  The difference between this change and the previous revisions and moratoriums is that certain cases must be reported.  Which cases?  Funny you should ask:  The only cases that must be reported are those with total […]

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The MSPRC’s New Use of Conditional Payment Notices

Medicare’s MSPRC began sending Conditional Payment Notices (“CPNs”) last year.  At that time, MSPRC representatives explained the use CPN in Town Hall Meetings.  That use has seemingly changed. What is a CPN?  It is notice given by the MSPRC that: It is aware you have settled; It may not know the settlement amount, fees, and […]

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Medicare Mandatory Reporting Moratorium

Lien Resolution Services is continuing to follow this story.  Updates will be made as they become available. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor (MSPRC) have announced a one year delay in implementation on Section 111 reporting requirements for claims involving […]

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New Medicare Laws; New MSPRC/Medicare Phone & Address

The Medicare Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act (“MMSEA”) was passed more than three years ago.  Today, October 1st, 2010, its reporting section finally goes into effect.  How will reporting change the Healthcare Lien landscape?  How do you comply with the MMSEA? Click here for more information. In anticipation of the long-awaited implementation of the MMSEA […]

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MMSEA – RRE Reporting Begins Oct. 1, 2010

President George W. Bush signed the Medicare Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act (“MMSEA”) more than three years ago.  On October 1st, 2010, its reporting section finally goes into effect.  How will reporting change the Healthcare Lien landscape?  How will it change Personal Injury Law? The Defense Fears The MMSEA turns defendant-insurers into Responsible Reporting Entities […]

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