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CMS Expands Time Frame for MSA Re-Review to Six Years

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 961 | 0 | 100 min read

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has expanded its process for revisiting Medicare set-aside amounts that it has approved — a tool that’s been credited with giving workers’ comp claims another shot at settlement. CMS offers to re-review Medicare set-aside allocations if the MSA was approved but the claim has not yet settled, and cost projections for the claimant’s future medical care have changed substantially. When CMS introduced the amended review process in July 2017, it was available between one and four years after the initial MSA approval. CMS h...

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