On April 30, 2018, Seema Verma said it's time that health care catches up with other industries when it comes to providing consumers greater transparency about prices up front and easier access to their records and health data once they have received care.
Latest Medicare Set Aside News
Each year, Medicare is required to report to Congress the computation of Annual Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance), No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Recovery Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Thresholds. The threshold amounts are set so that the average cost of collecting conditional payments is at least equal to the amount credited to the Medicare Trust Fund.
A recent California study of Workers’ Compensation (WC) Medicare Set Aside (MSA) cases shows almost 70% include future funding for opioid use, even as the nation faces an opioid epidemic. The cases often exceed federal and state clinical guidelines which place claimants at a high level of risk for dependence and multi-drug interactions causing adverse effects.