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Dec 2019

CMS UPDATE! TOWN HALL MEETINGS SET FOR CRC RECOVERY ISSUES AND CMS UPDATES LOW-DOLLAR THRESHOLDS

By Paul Pasche     

  Today, CMS announced two town hall meetings taking place on January 14, 2020, to discuss topics related to recovery processes of the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), the branch of CRC responsible for collecting reimbursement of Medicare conditional payments from insurance carriers and self-insured entities. On that date at 1:00 PM EST (12:00 PM CST),
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13
Nov 2019

Somebody’s Watching Me

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  In his song Somebody’s Watching Me, Rockwell describes himself as an average man with an average life, who longs to be left alone in his average home.  He can’t shake the feeling that someone is always watching him, hesitant to even shower “Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there.” Being
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31
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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