Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider’s View

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. 2011 stands to be a pivotal year for Medicare Secondary Payer because after significant delays in the implementation of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will...

Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider’s View

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. 2011 stands to be a pivotal year for Medicare Secondary Payer because after significant delays in the implementation of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will...

Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider’s View

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. 2011 stands to be a pivotal year for Medicare Secondary Payer because after significant delays in the implementation of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will...

Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider’s View

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. 2011 stands to be a pivotal year for Medicare Secondary Payer because after significant delays in the implementation of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will...

Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider’s View

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. 2011 stands to be a pivotal year for Medicare Secondary Payer because after significant delays in the implementation of the Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will...

Medicare Set-Asides and Special Needs Trusts

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC Now that those involved in personal injury settlements, whether workers’ compensation or liability insurance based, have finally come to understand the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (“MSP”) to some extent, it appears that...

Medicare Set-Asides and Special Needs Trusts

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC Now that those involved in personal injury settlements, whether workers’ compensation or liability insurance based, have finally come to understand the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (“MSP”) to some extent, it appears that they...

Medicare Set-Asides and Special Needs Trusts

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC Now that those involved in personal injury settlements, whether workers’ compensation or liability insurance based, have finally come to understand the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (“MSP”) to some extent, it appears that...

Special Needs Trusts and Medicare Set-Asides: Potential Pitfalls for the Unwary

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC Now that those involved in personal injury settlements, whether workers’ compensation or liability insurance based, have finally come to understand the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (“MSP”) to some extent, it appears that...

Potential Pitfalls Involving Medicare Set-Asides, Special Needs Trusts

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC Now that those involved in personal injury settlements, whether workers' compensation or liability insurance based, have finally come to understand the Medicare Secondary Payer Act ("MSP") to some extent, it appears that they have...

MSP Compliance and the Late, Great Jerry Garcia

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Patel Memo , the memo that launched the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. We are forced to look back over the past decade and recognize just how far we have come. As the late, great Jerry Garcia would say, “What a long strange trip it’s been”...

MSP Compliance and the Late, Great Jerry Garcia

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Patel Memo , the memo that launched the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. We are forced to look back over the past decade and recognize just how far we have come. As the late, great Jerry Garcia would say, “What a long strange trip it’s been”...

Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 Reporting: Identifying Reporting Triggers – 2011 Updates

It is important to be familiar with the criteria for reporting to avoid being late in adhering to the MMSEA Section 111 requirements. The determination of whether to submit a claim is dictated by two criteria, both of which must be met to require reporting: 1. The claimant is Medicare-entitled; and...

Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 Reporting: Identifying Reporting Triggers – 2011 Updates

It is important to be familiar with the criteria for reporting to avoid being late in adhering to the MMSEA Section 111 requirements. The determination of whether to submit a claim is dictated by two criteria, both of which must be met to require reporting: 1. The claimant is Medicare-entitled; and...

How California Handles the WCMSA Process

There is a garden industry that has emerged since 1997 in California of companies who have become “WCMSA specialists”, promoting themselves as experts in developing WCMSA proposals that will pass muster with CMS. Most workers’ compensation legal practitioners who represent injured workers...

How California Handles the WCMSA Process

There is a garden industry that has emerged since 1997 in California of companies who have become “WCMSA specialists”, promoting themselves as experts in developing WCMSA proposals that will pass muster with CMS. Most workers’ compensation legal practitioners who represent injured workers...

Love It or Hate It: Medicare Secondary Payer Enforcement Is Here to Stay

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. Progress is the theme of this year’s update to The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance , 2012 Edition (available in October; see special offer below). Nothing has improved so much that people don’t still cringe at the mention of MSAs, but after...