Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP
Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ compensation and liability insurance communities at conferences, associations, and individual offices nationwide. She is a regularly published author on court decisions and legislative reforms involving Medicare Set-Asides, conditional payments, and Mandatory Insurer Reporting issues. Understanding that compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act can be at times complex and frustrating for those that handle claims with Medicare beneficiaries, Heather’s goal is to speak and write with the primary goal being simple and understandable solutions to compliance.
Heather can be reached at Heather.Sanderson@francosignor.com
Franco Signor's Blog can be found at: http://www.francosignor.com/msp-blog/
I had previously posted an article regarding CMS working on a proposed rulemaking regarding Medicare Secondary Payer requirements and future medicals and that CMS had indicated that it was ... Read More
A recent case out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Estate of McDonald v. Indemnity Insurance Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121902 (September 2, 2014), has set a new ... Read More
Pursuant to section 204 of the SMART Act, within 18 months of the enactment of the SMART Act (which is July 10, 2014), CMS was required to modify MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements so that a ... Read More
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In a case out of the Court of Appeals of Oregon, Rhoades v. Beck, 2014 Ore. App. LEXIS 82 (January 23, 2014), a personal injury lawsuit gone wrong demonstrates that when parties do not consider ... Read More
1. Conditional Payment Processes will improve- CMS announced on December 23, 2013 that it will launch the Benefits Coordination and Recovery Center (BCRC) on February 1, 2014. The two units that will be ... Read More
In a case out of the Civil Appeals Court in Oklahoma, Ramos v. Becco Contractors, Inc., 2013 Okla. Civ. App. LEXIS 105 (December 13, 2013), a claimant who misrepresented his immigration status and ... Read More
Workers' Comp and the Creepy Advance of Technology This morning finds me in New Mexico. My 99-year-old father took a fall last week, and after a brief hospital stay, he has been placed in a nursing center for follow up care. As a result, I made last minute ...