New information regarding upcoming Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) changes are posted as the information becomes available. Items remain on this page for the current year and are then moved to the Archive page.
February 11, 2014 - WCMSA Re-Review Expansion
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on the proposed expansion of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) re-review process. CMS would like to receive comments on all aspects of the proposal, including the timeframe, threshold, and reasons for granting a WCMSA re-review. To see the proposed expanded re-review process and find out how to submit your comments, go to the downloads section at the bottom of this page and click on the WCMSA Re-review Expansion link.
February 5, 2014 - Implementation of the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed the restructuring of the Coordination of Benefits (COB) and Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery activities.
COB activities for both Group Health Plans and Non-Group Health Plans (that is, liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, and workers' compensation laws or plans) and Recovery activities for Non-Group Health Plans have been fully transitioned from the COB contractor and the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor to the new Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC). Contact information for the BCRC is on the Contacts page of the COB&R Overview section.
January 29, 2014 – Use of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2009 Life Tables
CMS will begin referencing the CDC's Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2009, for WCMSA life expectancy calculations on March 31, 2014. A link to the CDC’s 2009 Life Tables may be found in the Related Links section near the bottom of the page.
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