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.