MSP Compliance Blog

Expert summary, analysis and recommendations on issues impacting Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

Medicare Conditional Payment Tune-up

Posted on February 26, 2021 by Tower MSA Partners

Resolving Medicare conditional payments should be standard practice when settling a workers’ compensation or liability claim involving an injured worker who is a Medicare beneficiary.  However, there are still many questions around CMS Medicare conditional payment policies, practices of CMS…

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Tower MSA Partners Supports Insurance Careers Month!

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Tower MSA Partners

Polish up those resumes because February is Insurance Careers Month! Although Tower MSA Partners is not an insurance company, we are in the insurance solar system.  We provide Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance services including Medicare Set-Asides (MSA) to workers’…

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Building a Better Tower – Cybersecurity

Posted on February 18, 2021 by Rita Wilson

Tower has invested in significant initiatives to “Build a Better Tower” for our clients.  I provided a brief overview of those initiatives in a recent article and this week I highlight Tower’s investment in protecting Tower and our clients’ data….

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Building a Better Tower

Posted on February 4, 2021 by Rita Wilson

To master an understatement, 2020 was an unprecedented year of uncertainty and challenge. When travel came to a halt and face-to-face meetings, conferences, and other business activities transitioned to a virtual environment, a new “normal” arrived. Tower MSA Partners, like…

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MSPN Elects Dan Anders as President

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Tower MSA Partners

Tower’s Chief Compliance Officer, Dan Anders, has been elected president of the National Medicare Secondary Payer Network (MSPN).  MSPN is the premier organization for individuals, companies and law firms who want to stay apprised of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance developments…

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CMS Releases Technical Updates to Section 111 User Guide

Posted on January 26, 2021 by Daniel Anders

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun the new year with some updates to its MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide.  This guide provides everything and anything you ever wanted to know about mandatory insurer reporting by…

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Three MSP Predictions for 2021

Posted on January 14, 2021 by Daniel Anders

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the famous —or infamous, depending on your perspective— “Patel Memo” that formally launched CMS’s Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside review process.  It was probably safe to assume that a government program like this would still…

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WorkCompCentral Explains the PAID Act

Posted on January 4, 2021 by Daniel Anders

Right now, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can tell payers which workers’ compensation claimants are Medicare beneficiaries. However, the agency has historically said that privacy concerns prevent it from sharing which Medicare Advantage Plans or Prescription Drug Plans…

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Tower MSA Partners Wishes You a Warm & Restful Holiday Season

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Tower MSA Partners

This year has brought deeper meaning to traditional holiday wishes.  We are thinking about our health, families, and partners in different ways and re-thinking priorities.  But as we adapt to new realities, our commitment to you–our partners–is unwavering.  Thank you…

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