A year ago, when LexisNexis published the first edition of Jennifer C. Jordan’s The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, the book sold like hotcakes to attorneys and others in the MSP industry. The e-book version, which was launched in mid-2011, became one of the leading e-book sellers at LexisNexis.
It’s no surprise just how popular the guide book has become in helping its readers achieve MSP compliance in their insurance settlements. Jordan’s terse commentary on developing case law on MSP, along with complete coverage and analysis of all things MSP – from reporting to set-asides to liability claims, and everything in between – has made this guide book the go-to source for the MSP. Every lawyer should have this resource within arm’s reach because the “Practice Pointers” are invaluable. For example, the “FAQ’s In California” provides a practical application checklist. The manual contains both an overview, as well as, detailed legislative history about the act.
The 2011 edition, which was published in November, contains state-specific Workers Compensation Medicare Set Aside requirements for CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, NJ, NY, NC, and PA. Kudos to Jordan for finding leading workers’ comp experts in each state to write what they know about best, i.e., medical benefits, settlement of medical benefits, and related state law and forms. It also contains many reference sources for those that follow the subject closely.
Jordan has also updated the book with discussion of hot topics and the latest developments in MSP law, including the SMART Act, Medicare Advantage plans, foreign insurers, reporting of Total Payment Obligations to Claimant (TPOC), date of injury for cumulative injuries, HIPAA, Medicare appeal process, prescription drugs – pricing mechanism, tapering, rehabilitation, off-label use – special needs trusts (SNT), Workers Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), overpayments, liability Medicare-set aside (LMSA), and much more.
If that isn’t enough, the new 2011 Edition also contains 18 new case summaries with commentary written by Jordan, 23 new CMS memorandums, an updated CMS Manual, and the new Version 3.2 of the MMSEA User Guide.
Whether you want a little or a lot – this book covers the topic beautifully. Order the 2011 Edition here.
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