"Survey of Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (Califor

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"Survey of Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (Califor

Postby stevepsca on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:06 am

Please take a minute to share your opinion with CMS/Medicare.
What's New

July 17, 2009

In an attempt to make it easier for entities to report workers' compensation settlements that contemplate future medical (including prescription drug) treatments, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes, by calendar year 2010, to streamline the WCMSA proposal submission process for the various affected stakeholders by making available an Internet web-based portal or interface. The benefits of an Internet web-based portal or interface for submitters and other affected workers' compensation stakeholders include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Allows for quicker creation of new WCMSA cases for processing.
• Facilitates tracking of the status of submitted WCMSA cases.
• Provides for almost instantaneous feedback to the submitter.
• Reduces the need for mailings.

Before launching development efforts in this direction, however, CMS wishes to gauge the workers' compensation industry's readiness for this submission methodology. Please review and complete the "Survey of Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Process," located under "WCMSA – Related Topics" link located on the left, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to "Downloads." Your completed response should be emailed (with "Survey" in the Subject line) to the MSP Central mailbox at: mspcentral@cms.hhs.gov no later than July 31, 2009. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/WorkersCompAgenc ... erview.asp

Survey is here http://www.cms.hhs.gov/WorkersCompAgenc ... Survey.pdf

Hopefully CMS can manage to get this together in a more timely manner than EAMS ...with the efficency only the Feds' can offer.(?)
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