Some of us in the industry may remember an interesting case back from May of 2011 where a class of Medicare beneficiaries successfully obtained an injunction against CMS for certain conditional payment ... Read More
I am frequently asked what the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) obligations are when a settlement occurs and the claimant/plaintiff alleges that he/she does not have a social security number (SSN) and/or is ... Read More
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
Last week, I participated in a research project sponsored by the Pacific Alzheimer's Research Foundation and Canadian Institute of Health Research. It was conducted by the Pacific Parkinson's ... 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 ...