Commercial Repayment Center recovery of conditional payments:

Current status: On February 9, 2016, CMS provided an update on the status of the conditional payment letters, notices and demands issued by the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC). In October 2015, CRC assumed responsibility for the recovery of conditional payments where the CMS is pursuing recovery directly from a liability insurer (including self-insured entity), no-fault insurer or workers’ compensation entity as the identified debtor. The CRC issued over 33,000 conditional payment letters and notices since then. According to the update, CMS is aware of the delays and is assisting the CRC to improve response times.