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 […]

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NAMIC Urges Passage of Medicare Secondary Payer Reform


WASHINGTON (March 22, 2011) Congress can help consumers and Medicare beneficiaries by passing legislation reforming the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) system, according to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). Introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., and sponsored by Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., H.R. 1063, the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (“SMART Act”), […]

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Legislation Would Smooth Insurer Reimbursements to Medicare


WASHINGTON—Legislation has been introduced in the House that would clarify industry reporting requirements under an existing controversial law that requires reimbursement to Medicare for payments made to people who are also paid later through workers’ compensation or liability claims The bill, H.R. 1063, The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act, was introduced Tuesday by Rep. […]

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Medicare Secondary Payer Bill Would Ease Employer Burden: Coalition


WASHINGTON—Legislation introduced in the U.S. House would streamline the Medicare secondary payer system, according to a coalition of employers, insurers and third-party administrators. Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 requires insurers, employers, and other entities to notify the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services when any workers compensation, […]

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California Calls for Reform: The Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act


Earlier in 2010, the California Legislature enacted Assembly Joint Resolution 42, authored by Assembly Insurance Committee Chair Jose Solorio. This resolution, which had broad support from the business community, advocates for injured workers, and the insurance industry, including IBA West, urged the Congress to pass H.R. 4796, the Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act (MSPEA) of […]

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MARC Coalition Praises Two Recent Court Decisions Addressing Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Issues


Bradley v. Sebelius and US v. Stricker October 5, 2010 — The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today praised two recent court decisions resolving important issues affecting the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) program. Both cases illustrate the difficulty of working with the current Medicare Secondary Payer laws. Courts have described the MSP laws as “convoluted […]

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California Legislature Passes PacificComp-Sponsored Resolution Calling on Congress to Reform Medicare Secondary Payer Law


Agoura Hills, CA – September 29, 2010 – Pacific Compensation Insurance Company (PacificComp), California Workers’ Comp Specialist®, applauds the passage by the California Legislature of Assembly Joint Resolution 42, authored by Assembly Member Jose Solorio (DSanta Ana). The Resolution calls upon the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama to enact H.R. 4796, the Medicare Secondary […]

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Dingell: Health Reform Benefits Business


In March, Mark Hodesh watched the debate, read the stories, and closely studied the health care reform bill. And after taking in all the changes and how the reform law would affect the 11-person, 100-year-old Downtown Home and Garden store he runs in Ann Arbor, he calculated that he would actually save money and could […]

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