The MSP Network, a professional organization created by the Medicare Secondary Payer industry to monitor developments in policy and practice and provide continuing education to members, recently held its annual conference in Baltimore.
Author: Julie A. Garrison
Narcan, an opioid antagonist, works by blocking the effects of opioid drugs on the central nervous system.
Almost every Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) includes future diagnostic imaging studies, usually x-rays and MRIs.
Get “Informed” About the New Consent to Release for Medicare Set-Asides
4.27.2020 Julie A. Garrison Blog
Approval of Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSA) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) remains the “gold standard.”
NAMSAP 2019: I’m All In
10.22.2019 Julie A. Garrison Blog
As a first-time NAMSAP (National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals) annual conference attendee, I was able to meet, learn from, and network with many leaders and influencers in the Medicare Set-Asides (MSA) and Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance industry.
Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance is a detailed, somewhat complicated, and often dynamic field. MSP law and regulations are constantly evolving and subject to some interpretation.
Confounded About Compounded Medications? A Primer for Claims Management
4.30.2019 Julie A. Garrison Blog
Prescriptions for compounded medications should be red-flagged and quickly assessed for more appropriate and cost-effective alternatives. Don’t wait until trial or settlement to address unnecessary use of these medications.
As the new Congress settles in and the presidential campaigns heat up, there is renewed talk of “Medicare for All.”
The Opioid Crisis and Medical Marijuana for Injured Illinois Workers: POTential Claims Management and Workplace Issues
2.14.2019 Julie A. Garrison Blog
It’s no secret there is an opioid crisis in this country. Millions of Americans – including injured workers - are prescribed opiate pain medications. Seen as an effective substitute for such drugs, many individual states have legalized the use of medical marijuana.
A New WCRC Contractor, Changes to Allocations and the WCMSA Reference Guide
1.15.2019 Julie A. Garrison Blog
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is tasked with approving future medical plans in settlements for workers’ compensation claims of Medicare beneficiaries or those who will soon become Medicare eligible.