On Friday, March 29th, CMS published a new 88-page reference guide for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSAs). The publication’s purpose is to serve as a reference guide for claimants, attorneys, WCMSA consultants, etc by consolidating information from previous CMS WCMSA Regional Office (RO) Memorandums and other information on the CMS website. For more comprehensive information, readers are requested to continue to refer to the WCMSA RO Memorandums.
The format of the guide (with version numbers, version history and paragraph numbers) is structured to make it expandable for future updates. This guide seems to be in response to users requests for CMS to provide clearer guidance on the WCMSA program.
To view the new WCMSA reference guide, click here.