Medicare Secondary Payer Questions Updated

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Transmittal 10342/Change Request (CR) 11945, Update to the Model Admission Questions for Providers to Ask Medicare Beneficiaries. This transmittal updates the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) manual with model questions providers could ask beneficiaries upon admission. As part of a Medicare provider’s basic commitment, it must agree “to…

Attention Billers: Medicare Secondary Payer Problem With HETS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are aware of a problem with the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) data received from the Common Working File (CWF).  The MACs’ eligibility systems/portals that receive MSP data from HETS may be affected by this issue. Due…