New MSP Reform Bill Proposed in Congress - The SMART Act (H.R. 1063) Proposes New Amendments To the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute

By: Mark Popolizio, Esquire On March 14, 2011, the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (SMART Act) ( H.R. 1063 ) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ronald Kind (DWI). This legislation proposes major amendments to the Medicare...

Medicare Secondary Payer: Will the SMART Act Pass This Year?

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. As the election year heats up, many with Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) issues are curious as to what the chance the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (the SMART Act) has of getting passed during the 112th Congress. As the topic of a legislative session...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/21/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: SMART Act Passed by House to Streamline Medicare Secondary Payment Program . NCCI Posts Study on Role...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/28/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: U.S. Senate Passes SMART Act to Streamline Medicare Secondary Payer Procedures . Moody’s Report...

President Obama Signs SMART Act

On January 10, 2013, the White House announced that President Obama signed the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (SMART Act) into law. Insurance organizations, including the American Insurance Association, hailed the SMART Act as facilitating property-casualty insurers’ compliance...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (1/14/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: New Survey Posted on Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation . PCI Praises President...

Medicare Secondary Payer: The Shape of Things to Come

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for MSP change. The question is whether that change will be good or bad. Last summer we were hopeful the new WCRC contractor would bring about positive change on the WCMSA front, but after several months...