Morning Consult: Medicaid Third Party Liability and the Healthy Kids ACT – It’s Time


Among the many efforts to streamline and improve Medicaid, there has not been considerable focus over the past five years to improve the states’ Medicaid “third party liability” programs. Fortunately, Congress has the chance to correct that now by enacting the Medicaid TPL provisions of the Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 3921) that was recently approved […]

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The MARC Monitor: October 2017


Welcome to The MARC Monitor, your monthly update on federal secondary payer policy. As you may know, the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) is a national coalition advocating for the improvement of the Medicare and Medicaid Secondary Payer (MSP) programs. Each month, we’ll be bringing to your inbox the latest news, activities, and alerts on […]

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CLM Magazine: A SPARC of Hope


In an article published in CLM Magazine, MARC members Greg McKenna and Heather Sanderson discuss how the SPARC Act (H.R. 1122) could bring needed changes to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) law. “When Congress created the Part D program in 2003 as part of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), it failed to address secondary payer issues […]

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Making Good Better: How to Improve Medicare Part D


It is hard to imagine that in 2003, when Congress enacted the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) and created the Medicare Prescription Drug Program (the “Part D” program), nobody really knew whether beneficiaries would actually sign up. Nor did Congress know whether, or how, the law would actually work. The CMS administrator at the time, Tom […]

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


The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today lauded Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) for their introduction of the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification (SPARC) Act (H.R. 1122) – a bipartisan measure to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) program in Medicare Part D. While the MSP policy is designed to ensure […]

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MARC Coalition Supports Introduction of the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification Act (SPARC Act) – H.R. 6120


WASHINGTON, October 11, 2016/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today announced its support for the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification Act (SPARC Act – H.R. 6120), introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on September 22, 2016. Congressmen Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) are leading a bipartisan effort to improve […]

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The Current Background of Medicare Advantages and Part D Litigation


Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs), also known as Medicare “Part C,” are private insurance plans that provide a Medicare beneficiary’s “Part A” and “Part B” benefits. A Medicare beneficiary can choose to enroll in a MAP rather than traditional Medicare. Part D plans provide benefits for a Medicare beneficiary’s prescription drugs. It is important to note that […]

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David Farber on Medicare Secondary Payer Complexities


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