In a continuing effort to help keep you up-to-date on happenings in Medicare we offer the following summary of important and timely information about MSA compliance.
Today’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Town Hall Meeting focus was Non-Group Health Plans (NGHP) Registration with additional clarifications regarding registration, testing and software availabilities. CMS announced a further extension of the Section 111 Reporting dates.
CMS will be releasing the following information as alerts:
1. Responsible Reporting Entity (RRE) Registration has been extendedfrom May 1st, 2009 through September, 30th 2009.
2. The Testing period has been extended from January 1st, 2010 through March 31th, 2010.
3. Total Payment Obligationto the Claimants (TPOCs) occuring prior to January 1st, 2010 are not reportable. This is not true of ORM’s, which will need to be reported as of July 1st, 2009.
4. Reporting will begin April 1st, 2010.
Contributed by Gould and Lamb, the nation’s leader in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) and Mandatory Insurer Reporting (SCHIP) compliance.
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