New House Bill Attempts to Change Medicare Set Asides

On July 26, 2018, HR 6619, known as the “Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Act of 2018” was introduced in the House of Representatives.  The purpose of the bill is to amend Title XVII of the Social Security Act  to provide for Medicare ...
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New Medicare Card

New Medicare Cards are Here!

CMS Issues New Medicare Cards April 2018 to April 2019 The new Medicare cards will assign a unique Medicare number, instead of a beneficiary's social security number, for more protection.  Here are a few important points beneficiaries need to know now: Upon receipt of the ...
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The Time Has Come! When and How to Prepare a Liability Medicare Set Aside (LMSA)

The Time Has Come! When and How to Prepare a Liability Medicare Set Aside (LMSA) The Medicare Set Aside (MSA) program began in 1980, years before the July 23, 2001 “Patel” memo  which described the criteria for Workers Compensation Medicare Set Asides (WCMSAs).  Since that ...
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Future Medical Cost Savings

Medicare Set Asides: You’re Paying Too Much!

Medicare Set Asides: You're Paying Too Much! Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Asides (WCMSAs) have become a standard feature in settling workers’ compensation claims over the past fifteen years. This year set aside  proposals for 26,000 workers’ compensation claims might be submitted to the federal government. We ...
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Did the 7th Circuit Allow Medicare Advantage Plans a More Powerful Right of Recovery than Traditional Medicare?

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals covers Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.  The Central District of Illinois dismissed a lawsuit brought by an Medicare Advantage Plan (MAP)  against State Farm asserting double damages through a private cause of action when conditional payments had not been fully ...
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