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Here We Go Again, as New Medicare Contractor Takes Over Reimbursement of Conditional Payments

By: Rafael Gonzalez, Esq., President, Flagship Services Group

After 35 years of seeking reimbursement of conditional payments after settlement, judgment, award, or payment of a case, in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transitioned a portion of the Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery workload from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) to its Commercial Repayment Center (CRC). As a result, on October 5, 2015, the CRC assumed responsibility for the recovery of conditional payments where CMS is pursuing recovery directly from a liability insurer (including a self-insured entity), no-fault insurer or workers’ compensation entity, referred to as Applicable Plans (AP), as the identified debtor. Since then, CMS, through a contract with CGI, has been pursuing recovery directly from APs as the identified debtor when an applicable plan reports that it has ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM) or otherwise notifies …

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