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July 2012

CMS Announces MSPRP Web Portal Is Now Open

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the opening of its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). The Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor (MSPRC) has indicated that this new portal will assist with the resolution of Liability, No Fault and Workers' Compensation Medicare Set Aside recovery cases and accelerate the approval process.

Blackburn Group, Inc. / MSA RiskPro is an inaugural participant in this new MSPRP Web Portal. The new MSPRC portal capability and our advanced RiskPro technology with dedicated professional services will now greatly improve the efficiency of the Medicare Set Aside approval process for our clients.

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The New MMSEA Section 111 User Guide Has Just Been Released

Version 3.4 of the NGHP Non Group Health Plan User Guide became available on July 3, 2012. Some highlights include language clarity, chapter divisions within the Guide, and incorporation of Alerts published since December 2011.

The New Workers' Compensation Review Contractor Has Started

The New Workers' Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) for Medicare Set Asides (MSAs) has commenced their work on July 2, 2012. Provider Resources, Inc. will now be the designated contractor for approval of all MSAs. The new phone number is 1-(855) 280-3550. Within the statement of work outlined by CMS, the company will act in the primary role of the CMS Workers' Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC). The company will be acting as an impartial entity, evaluate Workers Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) proposals, and independently project the future medical costs related to the Workers' Compensation injury, illness, or disease. We are looking forward to working with Provider Resources to improve and enhance the Medicare Set Aside approval times for our clients.

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