NuQuest Knowledge Series

Weekly half hour Tuesday webinars at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on a variety of MSP topics in one of our four Learning Tracks. Join us for our NuQuest Knowledge Series webinars and stay for the NuQuestions and Answers.  We will be moving this series to immediately follow the weekly NuQuest Knowledge Series on Tuesdays.

Due to the short presentation time of these subject specific webinars,
they are not eligible for continuing education credits.

If you see a topic whose date has already past that interests you, contact our settlement team and they can provide a link to the recorded version and seminar slides.

Call: (866) 858-7161 Ext. 4871
Email: settlementconsultants@mynuquest.com

June 9th – Keeping Up the Pace and Avoiding Disqualifications
U.S. Treasury enforcement/collection – administrative garnishments, offsets and collection agencies.

Have questions? NuQuest has the answers!
A weekly opportunity to ask our NuQuest Settlement Consultant Team your Medicare Secondary Payer questions.

You submit your questions and we provide the answers!

Track One: Allocations, Submissions and
Non-Submissions

Lions, and Tigers and Bears –Oh My!
What Do We Need to Do to Comply?

April 7th  – We’re Off to See the Wizard –  the Wonderful Wizard of CMS . . . 
In light of the new language required on CMS Consent to Release Notes beginning 04/01/2020, it is time to take a closer look at what really is required for the submission of a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) to CMS and what you should avoid.

May 5th – We’re Not Lion (Lying) – Submission is Voluntary
A review of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act , regulations and CMS guidelines with respect to the voluntary nature of Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) submissions and what is needed to protect Medicare’s interests.

June 2nd – Tigers are Unpredictable – but MSAs Should Not Be
Join us for a review of submission and non-submission options available for Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) to help you pick the best options for you.

June 30th – Bear with Us – we are Discussing Some Trends in MSP
Looking at CMS submission trends and issues that could impact your WCMSA costs and ways to address them. 

July 28th –  Oy Veh  – Zero Dollar WCMSAs
What is needed to get CMS zero-dollar WCMSA approved and approved quickly.

Track Two: Conditional Payments and Liens

Running the Conditional Payment Gauntlet

April 14th  – On Your Marks, Get Set . . . Starting the Conditional Payment Marathon Medicare collection based upon carrier/self-insured’s acceptance of the claim (Ongoing Responsibility for Medical – ORM).

May 12th – Settle! – Finishing the Conditional Payment Marathon
Medicare collection based upon settlement, judgement or award of the claim (Total Payment of Obligation to Claimant).

June 9th – Keeping Up the Pace and Avoiding Disqualifications
U.S. Treasury enforcement/collection – administrative garnishments, offsets and collection agencies.

July 7th – A Different Kind of Race: Medicare Advantage Plans
Search and collection by Medicare Advantage Plans.

August 4th –  Hitting the Wall: Prescription Plans
Where in the world are prescription plans?

Track Three: Administration

Hey Jude – What Happens Post Settlement with the MSA Funds? MSA Administration

April 21st  – I Should Have Known Better –  Requirements of Administration, Benefits of Support and Common Mistakes Claimants Make
Will we discuss what the WCMSA Reference Guide has to say about Administration of MSAs.

May 19th – With a Little Help from My Friends – Self-Administration with Support Services
We will discuss what “support services” includes and the benefits to all parties.

June 16th – I Feel Fine – Claimants Managing Their Own MSA Accounts
CMS has resources on their website to assist claimants in administering their MSAs on their own.  What are those resources and what are some of the common pitfalls in self-administration.

July 14th – Come Together – Professional Administration to Assist Claimants Post Settlement
We will discuss cases requiring Professional Administration; benefits of Professional Administration and pitfalls in the administration process.

August 11th – We Can Work it Out – Answering the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Administration
We will review the most common questions that we receive regarding all aspects of administration.

Track Four:
Mitigation and Miscellaneous Topics

The Right Ingredients to Prep Your MSA

April 28th  – Recipes for Success – Utilizing Rated Ages and Annuities to lower MSA costs Appropriately using rated ages and annuities can reduce your MSA cost by thousands of dollars. We will discuss the do’s and don’ts to maximize your savings.

May 26th – The Proof Is In The Pudding – Preparing a Case for a Successful Mediation
A good claim is a settled claim. Make sure you are prepared to address all Medicare Secondary Payer issues at your next mediation to improve your chances of a successful outcome.

June 23rd – A Watched Pot Never Boils – Identifying the Right Time to Resolve a Claim Prematurely approaching settlement can be a waste of time and money. We’ll discuss when is the right time to approach settlement from an MSA standpoint.

July 21st – Not a Piece of Cake – CMS views on Utilization Reviews, Med-Legals and Hearings on the Merit
From a claims perspective URs, med-legals and hearings on the merits help to mitigate diagnosis creep and manage benefits paid out, but not all are equal in the eyes of CMS. We will consider how each tool is viewed by CMS and how to use them to your advantage in reducing your MSA.

August 18th – Don’t Wait for the Dough to Rise – Keeping Pharmacy Costs Down in the MSA
Pharmacy is the number one cost driver in MSAs. We will look at different means to reduce your pharmacy cost in the MSA.