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THE WHITTLING AWAY OF CMS OFF-LABEL USAGE ARGUMENTS IN THE WCMSA

With the transition to the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), the industry is seeing many changes in the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) review process. One of the biggest changes has been the shift from excluding Lyrica from the WCMSA when it is being prescribed for an off-label use to the inclusion of this […]

What’s New in the New WCMSA Reference Guide 2.8

On October 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide, COBR-Q4-2018-v2.8.  The Guide includes updates regarding the discontinuation of Social Security numbers as  a Medicare identifier; a link to the applicable CDC Life Table; and further illustrations for determining the jurisdiction and pricing methods […]

WCMSA Submission Portal Update

CMS has finalized the testing phase of the new WCMSA Submission Portal.  CMS will be announcing a town hall meeting for Nov 29, 2011 to introduce the WCMSA Submission Portal to the general public.   An announcement will be posted on the CMS website: http://www.cms.gov/WorkersCompAgencyServices/12_WCMSAP.asp As the portal is now open for unlimited submissions for the […]