WCMSA Portal Launched – What Changes Does this Bring to the Industry?

CMS held a town hall meeting on November 29, 2011 to introduce the WCMSA Portal to the general public. 

The WCMSA Portal is a web-based application that allows submitters to electronically submit WCMSA proposals to CMS for review.  It facilitates the upload of submission documents and any additional information that may be requested by CMS.  After submission, the WCMSA Portal will provide updates to the submitter to include 1) where the file resides in the review process (WC Review Center or the applicable Regional Office), 2) current status of the file, 3) access to the submission online, and 4) email alerts notifying submitters when a development or approval letter has been issued, and more.  Continue reading “WCMSA Portal Launched – What Changes Does this Bring to the Industry?”

CMS Announces Teleconference to Introduce the WCMSA Submission Portal

Per our November 16th blog post, here is the official information regarding the launch of the WCMSA Portal from the CMS Website.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed its Pilot Testing of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal (WCMSAP). The CMS will be conducting a Town Hall conference call on November 29, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (EST), to introduce this initiative to submitters of proposed Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSAs) amounts, and to answer questions regarding the WCMSAP. After the Town Hall conference call, CMS will post the links of the WCMSAP application, and the WCMSAP Computer Base Training (CBT) Modules, on the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal (WCMSAP) section page “Related Links Outside CMS.”

Please Note: The call in information for the WCMSAP Town Hall teleconference is:

Call in time: 1pm to 3pm
Call In Line: 1-(800) 603-1774
*Conference ID: 29840615

*Participants must use the Conference ID number to be allowed into the call.