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Clues to CMS Future Gleaned from WCRC Solicitation Notice

02.21.2017

By: Sidney Wong

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) moved forward with requests for proposal regarding the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract by releasing a full solicitation notice before the holidays. Because the request is for a five-year contract, the solicitation information can provide clues to CMS’s long-term strategy regarding Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs).

Insights into Liability Medicare Set-Asides change timeline

The CMS solicitation notice provides intriguing insight into what CMS is considering regarding Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs). First, and most important, CMS seems willing to table LMSAs for at least the next 18 months. The notice explains that LMSAs are “not expected to be exercised”...

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