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Do You Need An MSA In Liability Cases?

The time has long since passed where a responsible personal injury lawyer can afford to ignore Medicare’s interests for future medical expenses in liability cases. The preferred method of considering Medicare’s interests for future injury-related medical expenses in liability cases is yet to be clearly outlined by statute or regulation. Although the current law certainly does not mandate the use... of Medicare set-asides in liability cases, it has become increasingly apparent over the last few years that CMS does intend to enforce the requirement that Medicare’s interests be protected, not only for pre-settlement conditional payments, but for future injury-related expenses as well.

CMS Signals Intention to Issue Rules for Medicare Compliance in Liability Cases

CMS recently publishedRIN: 0938-AR43in follow-up to its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which solicited public comment on a proposed rule regarding standardized options that they were considering making available to beneficiaries and their representatives in order to clarify how parties settling a liability claim could meet their obligations to consider Medicare’sinterest. CMS provided seven options for satisfying Medicare’s interest when settling future medical benefits as a result of an injury or accident.

Notice of Proposed Rule Making in Liability Cases Coming Soon

Notice of Proposed Rule Making in Liability Cases Coming Soon
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has indicated that it will issue a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to give some clarity on the preferred method of addressing future medical costs in liability cases. The HHS has issued an agenda item indicating that September 2013 is the earliest that CMS could proceed with issuing parameters for funding Medicare beneficiaries’ future medical expenses in liability claims.

WCMSA Reference Guide

CMS has posted a new WCMSA Reference guide on their website.  Click on the link below to open.

MSA Services, LLC Announces Two New Clients

MSA Services, LLC just added Yale New Haven Hospital and the Town of Greenwich to their client list.

MSA Services, LLC Contracts With Rebecca Pierce To Perform MSA Allocations

I am happy to announce that MSA Services, LLC has contracted with Rebecca Pierce RN, MSCC, MHS, CRC ,CCM, LNCC, CLCP to perform Medicare set-aside allocations.  Ms. Pierce is an RN and has her Masters in Health Sciences.  She is also a Certified Medicare Set Aside Consultant (MSCC) and a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP).   She has completed over 3000 Medicare set-asides.