May 19, 2020 by Bridget Smith, JD

CMS has released a new Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide, Version 3.1, May 11, 2020, COBR-Q2-2020-v3.1 a link to which can be found here:

This version of the Guide contained the new reference to  the CDC life table 2017 that CMS has been utilizing for the calculation of life expectancies since April 25, 2020.  This change can be found in Section 10.3 of the new Reference Guide.  As noted in our prior blog,  the change to the 2017 CDC life table will have minimal to no impact on prior life expectancy calculations for WCMSAs.