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Oct 2019

CMS Publishes Revised WCMSA Reference Guide – How Will the Changes Affect You?

By Amy Bilton     

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just published version 3.0 of their Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide. The Guide was initially published to bring all of the various memoranda into one place, and to provide WCMSA submitters with even more specific guidelines on the various aspects of WCMSAs. CMS normally
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29
Oct 2019

Death by 1,000 Paper Cuts – Defending Cumulative Trauma Claims in Illinois

By James Toomey     

  The act of manually turning a key or using a screwdriver does not require an incredible amount of force. That said, performing the same forceful activity over and over again can sometimes lead to a medical diagnosis of carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome, with no simple way to isolate a particular event which
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22
Oct 2019

Answers by Amy

By Amy Bilton     

  I received several calls in the last couple of months, mainly from Claimants’ attorneys, asking if I know anything about “evidence-based MSAs.”  In my role as an officer for the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), and in working with clients all over the country, I had seen all varieties of MSA programs. 
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22
Oct 2019

The Ticking Time Bomb in Your File Cabinet: CMS Referring Old Claims to Treasury

By Paul Pasche     

  In what appears to be a trend lately, we are seeing more instances of cases where The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is referring older claims (often thought by the adjuster to have been closed long ago) to the United States Treasury for collection. Here are some tips for how to avoid
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22
Oct 2019

NAMSAP 2019: I’m All In

By Julie A. Garrison     

  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. NAMSAP is about collegiality among adversaries and competitors while its conference provided opportunities for policy
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