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An inside look at RISE’s virtual Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class

The live-streaming event will be held on February 9-10, 2021 and will feature 16 sessions and more than 20 industry leaders who will discuss critical topics and developments related to mandatory reporting, legislative updates, conditional payments, and Medicare set-asides.

Compliance

Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance for Beneficiaries: Everything you need to know about RISE’s new virtual seminar

RISE’s new seminar on March 23-24 is designed for Medicare beneficiary representatives, plaintiff attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, payee representatives, and other advocates of Medicare beneficiaries associated with workers compensation, liability, and no-fault insurance claims. The ultimate purpose of the seminar is to provide attendees with an understanding of how to protect Medicare beneficiaries compliantly. We talked to industry expert Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., about the planned sessions and why you don’t want to miss this groundbreaking seminar.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: CMS’ Position on Medicare Advantage MSOs and IPAs Access to MSP Private Cause of Action

RISE is pleased to bring you the latest installment of Medicare Minutes, a three-part blog series by industry expert Rafael Gonzalez that features news of interest to the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. This first installment focuses on the private right of action. Learn more at RISE’s upcoming virtual event, The 4th Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Forum, July 27-28.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: NJ federal district court finds mutual mistake on Medicare conditional payment lien nullifies settlement

RISE is pleased to bring you the latest Medicare Minutes blog post by industry expert Rafael Gonzalez. Medicare Minutes features news of interest to the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. Learn more at RISE’s upcoming virtual event, The 4th Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Forum, July 27-28.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: RI federal court finds state made good faith effort to comply with MSP; excused from Medicare civil money penalties

RISE is pleased to bring you the latest Medicare Minutes blog post by industry expert Rafael Gonzalez that features news of interest to the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. Learn more at RISE’s upcoming virtual event, The 4th Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Forum, July 27-28.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Secondary Payer alert: CMS issues proposed rule on civil money penalties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a long-awaited proposed rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday that outlines when it may impose civil money penalties when a group health plan or non-group health plan entity fails to comply with Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) reporting requirements.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: CMS announces Work Comp MSA Electronic Attestation Enhancements for Self and Professionally Administered Accounts

In his final post of this blog series, Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., president, Optum Settlement Solutions, looks at changes made to the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancements and what it means to Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: U.S. Department of Justice again goes after plaintiff attorney seeking reimbursement of Medicare Conditional Payments

Part six in a series of seven blog posts related to Medicare Secondary Payer issues. In this piece, industry expert Rafael Gonzalez reviews three recent cases involving attorneys representing Medicare beneficiaries in auto, liability, no-fault, and workers’ compensation claims.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: Publishing of Future Medicare Interests Notice of Proposed Rulemaking extended to February 2020

In his latest blog post, Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., president, Optum Settlement Solutions, looks at the possible creation of federal regulations that provide options on how to take Medicare’s future interests into account.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: Mandatory Reporting Civil Money Penalties Notice of Proposed Rulemaking extended to December

In the latest installment of a blog series on issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer industry, Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., president, Optum Settlement Solutions, reviews the recent announcement that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to civil money penalties will be published this month.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: Lots of changes in CMS’ latest WCMSA Reference Guide

In the third installment of his seven-part blog series on issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer industry, Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., president, Optum Settlement Solutions, provides a detailed review of the changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement Reference Guide.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: CMS indicates stance on settlements of less than $750

In this second installment of a semiregular blog on Medicare Secondary Payer matters, industry expert Rafael Gonzalez looks at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) calculation of annual recovery thresholds for certain liability insurance, no-fault insurance, and workers’ compensation settlements, judgments, awards, or other payments.

Revenue & Quality

Medicare Minutes: CMS announces changes to MSP Recovery Portal to Access Open Debt Report

RISE is pleased to introduce Medicare Minutes, a seven-part blog series by industry expert Rafael Gonzalez that features news of interest to the Medicare Secondary Payer industry. This first installment focuses on the accessibility of open debts reports.

Revenue & Quality

One on one with Rafael Gonzalez: The driving force behind RISE’s Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class

Learn why the Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class has become the must-attend conference for those responsible for Medicare Secondary Payer compliance. Industry expert Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., the person who inspired the annual event, explains.