MSP Compliance Blog

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

Need a Second Opinion on an MSA?

Posted on October 27, 2020 by Tower MSA

Has a Medicare Set-Aside ever disrupted one of your settlements?  Any one of these things — unexpected medical, surgical or pharmacy costs, compliance issues, the way MSA administration will be handled, or the presence or absence of a structured settlement–can…

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CMS Rolls Out Updates to NGHP User Guide

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Daniel Anders

Earlier this month CMS released an updated MMSEA Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting User Guide (Version 6.0).  Here are the key updates with analysis and practical implications. Additional Definition of Total Payment Obligation to Claimant (TPOC) Section 6.4…

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CMS Adds New Pricing Resource to WCMSA Reference Guide

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Daniel Anders

In a recent update to its WCMSA Reference Guide, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a state-by-state list of the major medical centers it uses for pricing future medical expenses in proposed MSAs.  This zip code-based list (See…

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What Gets Measured Gets Managed…. What’s Your Number?

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Tower MSA

In today’s digital environment, if you are an employer, carrier or TPA, you are likely inundated with data.  You get claims data, medical and pharmacy data, predictive analytics, benchmark performance data, claim reports, drug interaction, duplicate therapy and contraindication notices,…

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CMS to Host Webinar on CRC Appeals

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Tower MSA

This Thursday, September 24 at 1 p.m. ET the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a Commercial Repayment Center NGHP Applicable Plan appeals webinar.  According to the notice: CMS will be hosting a CRC NGHP Applicable…

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Learn from the MSP Experts at the NAMSAP Virtual Conference

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Tower MSA

The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) is the leading educational organization on Medicare Secondary Payer compliance. Its annual conference, which is sponsored by Tower, brings together the best minds in the industry, including representatives from CMS and its…

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Welcome Craig Deneau, Our New SVP of Business Development

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Tower MSA

Tower MSA Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Deneau as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Craig joins Hany Abdelsayed and the rest of our sales team to deliver our measurably better MSP compliance and MSA services…

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New Section 111 Dashboard Can Help You Avoid Penalties

Posted on September 1, 2020 by Tower MSA

Tower MSA Partners has created an intuitive, easy-to-use dashboard to help you avoid CMS’s penalties for non-compliance with Section 111 reporting. Once in effect, the penalties can amount to up to $1,000 per day per claimant for things like failing…

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Tower MSA Partners Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Tower MSA

Tower MSA Partners has completed its SOC 2 Type I audit. Performed by Kirkpatrick Price, this attestation provides evidence of Tower’s strong commitment to security and delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that it has the necessary internal…

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Towers’ VP of IT Jesse Shade on The Hot Seat

Posted on August 5, 2020 by Tower MSA

Jesse Shade, Tower’s Vice President of Information Technology, will be a panelist on the “Cybersecurity Threats: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You” webinar. Presented by WorkersCompensation.com as part of its The Hot Seat series, the free webinar starts at…

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