Press Center


If you are a member of the media and would like to discuss the Medicare Secondary Payer reporting process and/or the implications the current SMART Act law has on Medicare beneficiaries please contact:

Susan Murdock
MARC Administrative Director
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006




FEBRUARY 16, 2017
MARC Coalition Applauds Reps. Murphy, Kind on Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medicare Secondary Payer Policy

JULY, 2016 – For the Defense
The Current Background of Medicare Advantage and Part D Litigation

JULY 3, 2016 – Business Insurance
Medicare Secondary Payer Complexities Podcast

JANUARY 21, 2015 –
Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) Profile:  An organization that you should be interested in.. 

JULY 18,2014 –
MARC Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Senate Letter to CMS Urging Prompt Implementation of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act

DECEMBER 31, 2013 – WorkCompCentral
CMS to Merge Two Conditional Payment Units in 2014

DECEMBER 27, 2013 – WorkCompCentral
CMS Rolls Out Proposed Appeals Process for Recovery Actions

DECEMBER 16, 2013 – WorkCompCentral
Insurers Stress ‘Good-Faith’ Exception to CMS Reporting Penalties

AUGUST 17, 2012 – Bloomberg BNA Medicare Report
Brief Says Supreme Court Review Needed On Limits to Settlement Recovery Authority

AUGUST 9, 2012 – Law 360
Supreme Court Asked to Hear Medicare Secondary Payer Dispute

MARCH 26, 2012 – Politico
Medicare’s billion-dollar headache – CBO estimates Medicare loses around $1.1. billion

OCTOBER 17, 2011 – U.S. Senate
Senate SMART Act Introduced in Senate: Wyden, Portman Lead Effort to Make Medicare Secondary Payer Program More Efficient, Save Taxpayer Dollars

AUGUST 15, 2011 – National Law Journal
Odd Allies in Medicare Fight

APRIL 5, 2011 –
New Medicare Secondary Payer Legislation –A Win For Beneficiaries And The Medicare Trust Fund

March 22, 2011 –
NAMIC Urges Passage of Medicare Secondary Payer Reform

MARCH 16, 2011 –
Medicare secondary payer bill would ease employer burden

MARCH 17, 2011 –
Legislation Would Smooth Insurer Reimbursements To Medicare



OCTOBER 11, 2016
MARC Coalition Supports Introduction of the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification Act (SPARC Act) – H.R. 6120 * Applauds Congressmen Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) for their bipartison leadership

JULY 17, 2014
MARC Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Senate Letter to CMS Urging Prompt Implementation of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers

APRIL 10, 2014
MARC Applauds Passage of H.R. 4302, Deferring Implementation of the Murray-Ryan Medicaid “Allocation” Provision

DECEMBER 21, 2012
SMART Act Passes Senate! MARC Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act – S. 1718

DECEMBER 19, 2012
SMART Act Passes House! MARC Coalition Applauds House Passage of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act – H.R. 1063

APRIL 11, 2012
MARC Applauds GAO on Recently Released Medicare Secondary Payer Report

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 – IBA West
California Calls for Reform: The Medicare Secondary Payer Act

OCTOBER 13, 2010
MARC Praises Two Recent Court Decisions Addressing Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Issues

SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
California Legislature Passes PacificComp Sponsored Resolution Supporting H.R. 4796

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 –
California Legislature Passes AJR 42

MARCH 10, 2010
MARC Coalition Supports Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act (MSPEA)/H.R. 4796

FEBRUARY 17, 2010
MARC Coalition Applauds CMS’ Alert Regarding Delay in Data Exchange Deadline



APRIL 2010 – Buffalo Law Journal
MSP Debate Still Heating Up

APRIL 2010 – National Underwriter Property & Casualty
Medicare Reporting Rules Require Further Alterations

FEBRUARY 8, 2010 –
Insurers Plea to Health Secretary: Call Off April 1 MSP Deadline

JANUARY 18, 2010 – Business Insurance
How Medicare Secondary Payer Law Works

JANUARY 17, 2010 – Business Insurance
Medicare Gets Aggressive in Drive to Recoup Medical Costs

DECEMBER 14, 2009 – Business Insurance
Secondary Payer Law Creates Challenges

DECEMBER 7, 2009 – Business Insurance
Deadline Looms for Firms to Register

NOVEMBER 30, 2009 – Business Insurance
Some Comp Costs Increases Blamed on Medicare Rule

OCTOBER 2009 – For the Defense Publication
Municipalities and Medicare: There is No Free Lunch

JULY 10, 2009 – McClatchy Newspapers
Medicare won’t let clients repay government, lawyers say

A Look Behind the Federal Government’s New Efforts to Track and Recover Medicare Liens

OCTOBER 21, 2008 –
Navigating Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance

OCTOBER 2008 – U.S. Assistant Attorney General Robert Trusiak,
The Medicare Secondary Payer Statute: Medicare’s Recovery Rights

FEBRUARY 2008 – For the Defense Publication
Medicare Reimbursement Problems: Medical Liability – Making the Possible Impossible