MARC Urges CMS to Revise Section 111 Penalties Proposed Rule
In comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today urged the agency to substantially revise its proposed rule establishing penalties for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) late reporting.
Fix Medicare Secondary Payer System for Responsible Organizations Trying to Settle
BY RON KIND & GUS BILIRAKIS MORNING CONSULT Every year, an estimated 500,000 personal injury-related cases are settled in the United States, by far the largest area of civil litigation in the country. Tort cases, workers compensation claims and even auto accidents typically lead to a settlement where the liable party must pay for an individual’s medical expenses. While […]
MARC Coalition Applauds Passage of H.R. 4302, Deferring Implementation of the Murray-Ryan Medicaid “Allocation” Provision
The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) applauds the Congress for protecting Medicaid beneficiary rights with the recent passing of H.R. 4302, (SGR Doc Fix). Section 211 of this important legislation included a provision deferring until October 2016 the implementation of section 202(b) of the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement, which negatively altered the balance of Medicaid secondary […]
Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) Applauds GAO on Recently Released Medicare Secondary Payer Report
Wednesday April 11, 2012. The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) applauds the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) for their recently released report titled “Medicare Secondary Payer – Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Program Effectiveness for Non-Group Health Plans.” This GAO report was requested by Representative Stark (D-CA-9) in August of 2010 and reflects […]
New Medicare Secondary Payer Legislation – A Win For Beneficiaries and The Medicare Trust Fund
For years, the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) process has frustrated the ability of Medicare beneficiaries and companies to resolve disputed claims. Whether the disputes have involved workers compensation claims, general tort claims, or no-fault claims (such as auto insurance), settlements have been delayed, if not prevented, due to the uncertainties of how much was owed […]
MSP Debate Still Heating Up
It’s a law that’s been on the books just shy of 30 years, but is still being hotly discussed and interpreted in jurisdictions across the country. “This is not a new law, but it is a law that’s been honored in the breach, largely, since 12/5/80,” says the federal prosecutor in Buffalo who oversees enforcement […]
Medicare Reporting Rules Require Further Alterations
This past March, important legislation was introduced in Congress that will change how Medicare Secondary Payer claims can be handled and managed. Read more here.