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CMS Clarifies Guidance on Prescription Drugs and Medicare Workers' Comp Set-Aside Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a new memorandum dated May 14, 2010, to clarify guidance in CMS's April 3, 2009 and July 1, 2009 procedure memoranda regarding prescription drugs administered to Medicare beneficiaries for off-lable and/or unlabeled outpatient...

CMS’ Memorandum Regarding Rated Age Attestation/Certification and Medications Prescribed for Off-Label Uses

ISSUES PRESENTED Issue 1: “Rated Age Attestation” Requirement Upgraded to “Certification Statement” Effective Immediately Despite CMS Processing Backlog CMS has rescinded the prior 08/25/08 policy requiring submitters to attest to the fact that all rated ages obtained on...

Medications We Frequently See in Workers’ Comp Physician Reports

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The following chart lists the brand or common and chemical names of drugs we regularly see in our cases embedded in medical-legal reports, treating physician reports and subpoenaed medical records. Some physicians randomly use the brand names, and others use the chemical name...

Medications We Frequently See in Workers’ Comp Physician Reports

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The following chart lists the brand or common and chemical names of drugs we regularly see in our cases embedded in medical-legal reports, treating physician reports and subpoenaed medical records. Some physicians randomly use the brand names, and others use the chemical name...

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS approval; relation between submitted and CMS-approved...