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CMS Announces Plans to Move Forward With WCMSA Portal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently testing the web-based Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Portal.  The goal of this program is to give case submitters the ability to enter case information, upload their documentation, and receive status information through the website.  According to the CMS website, “This secure Web portal will greatly improve the efficiency of the submission process for WCMSAs, including receipt of the proposal by its Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).”

In our opinion, greener pastures may be on the horizon when you couple the plan to launch this portal with the awarding of the new WCRC contract.  The effectiveness of these programs is yet to be seen, but it certainly is reassuring to see CMS addressing some longstanding issues submitters have had with the submission and review of WCMSAs.

To view this latest announcement from CMS, please click here.

 

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CMS Announces Plan for Web-Based Submissions of WCMSA Files

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released information on plans for a new process regarding submitting workers’ compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) arrangements to CMS for approval.

The CMS has indicated that they are trying to move the current process from a traditional mail-in format, to electronic submission via a web-based portal by the calendar year 2010. This is being done in an effort to simplify the submission process. Per the CMS, the benefits that could result from this new process include:

  • Allows for quicker creation of new WCMSA cases for processing
  • Facilitates tracking of the status of submitted WCMSA cases
  • Provides for almost instantaneous feedback to the submitter
  • Reduces the need for mailings

To view this latest update in its entirety, please click here.