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/
HHS/CMS is planning to issue a Proposed Notice of Rulemaking (NPRM) sometime in September 2013 regarding Medicare Secondary Payer requirements and Future Medicals. The NPRM is the next step after the ... Read More
I previously provided an update regarding Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) and their recovery rights under the MSP on April 24, 2013. Please click here to read my previous article which delves into detail of ... Read More
At last, one of the components of the SMART Act is set to take effect on July 10, 2013. The SMART Act, also known as H.R. 1845, provides that: six months after enactment (signed by President Obama on January ... Read More
In a case out of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, In Re Asbestos Products Liability Litigation v. General Electric Company, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76346 (May 8, 2013), the parties ... Read More
A liability case out of a District Court in Louisiana, Benoit v. Neustrom, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 55971 (April 17, 2013), issued an order wherein a Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA) was apportioned and ... Read More
Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs), also known as Medicare Part “C”, are private insurance plans which provide Medicare benefits to beneficiaries. A beneficiary may opt to receive their Part A and B ... Read More
On March 29, 2013, CMS issued its first ever WCMSA Reference Guide. To view and download a copy of the guide, please click here.
At the beginning of this 88 page guide, CMS states that the guide was written ... Read More
Case law as it pertains to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance in liability settlements continues to reach different conclusions in different courts. In fact, the only aspect that appears to be ... Read More
A recent case out of a Mississippi District Court, Welch v. American Home Insurance Company, 2013 U.S. District LEXIS 25948 (February 26, 2013), determined the amount of a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) in a ... Read More