The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a town hall teleconference on Thursday, April 11, 2013 for stakeholders to learn more about the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) and other procedural matters that are not case specific. Questions had to be submitted in advance but there may be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
The new WCRC, Provider Resources, Inc, began in July of 2012, and has done a great job of clearing up the backlog of WCMSA cases and improving efficiencies. Education and outreach activities on a continuous and proactive basis was a requirement of the new WCRC contract.
To summarize all this recent flurry of educational and outreach activity from CMS just in the last few days, CMS has:
- Published a new reference guide for WCMSAs
- Confirmed that four CMS representatives will speak at the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) Annual Meeting in Baltimore on April 25-26
- Announced a, first of its kind, WCMSA town hall teleconference
Specific details of the WCMSA Town Hall Teleconference are as follows:
Date of Teleconference: April 11, 2013
Call in time: 2:30-4:30p.m. EST
Call-in line: (800) 603-1774
Pass Code: WCRC