There are two new updates to the Workers' Compensation Medicare Set Aside Reference Guide! To read the full guide, you can click the button at the end of the post.
Changes included are:
1. The WCRC contact phone number has been updated (Section 14.0, Appendix 1 and Appendix 5 (Closeout Letter). WCRC (toll-free at 1-833-295-3773 between 9am-5pm EST, Monday thru Friday).
2. The CMS Confidentiality Statement has been updated. Please see below:
The collection of this information is authorized by Section 1862(b) of the Social Security Act (codified at 42 U.S.C 1395y(b)) (see also 42, C.F.R. 411.24). The information collected will be used to identify and recover past conditional and mistaken Medicare primary payments and to prevent Medicare from making mistaken payments in the future for those Medicare Secondary Payer situations that continue to exist. The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(b)), as amended, prohibits the disclosure of information maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a system of records to third parties, unless the beneficiary provides a written request or explicit written consent/authorization for a party to receive such information. Where the beneficiary provides written consent/proof of representation, CMS will permit authorized parties to access requisite information.