CMS Releases Updated WCMSA Reference Guide 3.3

CMS Releases Updated WCMSA Reference Guide 3.3

By B. Smith CMS has released a new version of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide, 3.3, COBR-Q2-2021-v3.3 dated April 19, 2021. The new Guide includes additional language regarding the calculation of the seed money for structured...
CMS Issues New Section 111 Alert

CMS Issues New Section 111 Alert

Jun 12, 2020 by Bridget Smith, JD CMS Issues New Section 111 Alert for Reporting No-Fault Insurance Limit on Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Claim Input Files In this Alert dated June 8, 2020, CMS  reminds Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Responsible Reporting Entities...
CMS Issues New WCMSA Reference Guide 3.1

CMS Issues New WCMSA Reference Guide 3.1

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:  https://www.cms.gov/files/document/wcmsa-reference-guide-version-31.pdf...
Pitfalls and Perils: The True Benefits of Self-Administration Support

Pitfalls and Perils: The True Benefits of Self-Administration Support

When parties choose to avail themselves of the CMS Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) voluntary submission process and the claimant is left to self-administer the WCMSA funds, there is “happily ever after” assumption that follows.  The parties sometimes...