Latest Medicare Set Aside (MSA) News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Announce a New MSA Reference Guide
CMS Announced recently that a new Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide has been posted on their website. For a copy of the full user guide, please click here.
CMS Is Improving Turnaround with Workers’ Compensation (WCMSA) and Liability (LMSA) Medicare Set Asides
Our review of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) process has determined that CMS's Worker's Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) continues to improve its turnaround times. Liability case (LMSAs) approvals are about the same time frame as earlier this year. The approval process is managed directly with the designated CMS Regional Office (RO).
The Approval times on both Workers’ Compensation and Liability cases remains around 30-45 days, assuming there is no requests by either the Worker’s Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) or the CMS Regional Office (RO) for additional information from the claimant. At the present time there does not appear to be any significant backlog and the review contractor and CMS appear to remain on track in concentrating on new submissions.