Under the title “ Miscellaneous Medicare Secondary Payer Clarifications and Updates,” the Office of Management and Budget issued proposed rulemaking to address Medicare Secondary Payer obligations in the context of automobile and liability insurance, no-fault insurance and workers’ compensation recovery. The abstract of the proposed rule states as follows:
“This proposed rule would ensure that beneficiaries are making the best health care choices possible by providing them and their representatives with the opportunity to select an option for meeting future medical obligations that fits their individual circumstances, while also protecting the Medicare Trust Fund. Currently, Medicare does not provide its beneficiaries with guidance to help them make choices regarding their future medical care expenses when they receive automobile and liability insurance (including self-insurance), no fault insurance, and workers’ compensation settlements, judgments, awards, or payments, and need to satisfy their Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) obligations.”
Although there is no legal deadline listed as part of the posting, the timetable for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making is September 2019. NuQuest will continue to monitor the proposed rulemaking process and will provide updates as they become available. Should you have any questions regarding the above or need any Medicare compliance assistance, please contact the NuQuest Legal Team.
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