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/
In MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Ocean Harbor Casualty Insurance out of the Eleventh Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, a class has been certified by all Florida Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) against a ... Read More
In a decision out of the Southern District of Florida, Shapiro v. Secretary of HHS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42278 (March 23, 2017), the District Court affirmed a final decision of the Medicare Appeals Council ... Read More
A Complaint has been filed in the State of Utah by its Attorney General to force four of its largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts to comply with civil investigative demands (CIDs) seeking information regarding ... Read More
CMS recently issued documentation signaling that Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs) and No-Fault Medicare Set-Asides (NFMSAs) will be notated fields in CMS’ Common Working File (CWF). Effective ... Read More
On Thursday, February 16, Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) re-introduced the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification Act (SPARC Act – H.R. 1122) ... Read More
Lately, there has been an increase in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) False Claims Act (FCA) litigation in Federal courts. Below is an update on two prior existing MSP FCA cases- U.S. ex rel. Kent Takemoto ... Read More
Yesterday, CMS hosted a Town Hall regarding the SSN removal initiative (SSNRI) and its impact to Medicare Secondary Payer processes and particularly MMSEA Section 111 Reporting.
There were two parts to the ... Read More
I have always taken the position on behalf of our Clients to aggressively dispute unrelated charges related to Medicare’s claim for conditional payment reimbursement. Our efforts at Franco Signor ... Read More
As a follow-up to my recent blogwire articles regarding a change in the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) and the new WCRC reviewing Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs), CMS has now ... Read More
Ryan Brannan Announces Creation of Brannan Firm Austin, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) - Ryan Brannan, former Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation in Texas and Advisor to Governor Rick Perry, today announced the founding of The Brannan Firm, which ...