As MARC seeks to demonstrate the widespread stakeholder support that the PAID Act enjoys, we encourage organizations and companies to send letters to Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ron Kind (D-WI) to applaud the introduction of their bipartisan legislation. A model endorsement letter is included below, as well as statements of support from other leading organizations.
While the MSP policy is designed to ensure that the Medicare and Medicaid programs do not reimburse healthcare expenses for which another entity is legally responsible, every stakeholder agrees that the process by which improper payments are recaptured is broken. The PAID Act will significantly improve the efficiency of the current system, providing a clear framework for communication among all stakeholders involved. MARC applauds Congressmen Bilirakis and Kind for their leadership in solving this important problem.
Thank you for your leadership on the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act. As you know, current law has created a tangled system for all parties trying to navigate MSP and TPL statutes. The bipartisan PAID Act would help unwind that process and ensure that every stakeholder is given a line of communication that can produce a timely and fair result.
The PAID Act includes certain reforms that DRI has long advocated to create efficiencies by eliminating uncertainty. We commend Representatives Bilirakis and Kind for their hard and skillful work in proposing and advancing those reforms.
ExamWorks Clinical Solutions (ExamWorks) writes today to thank you for your leadership on the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act. The current law has led to a tangled and frustrating system for all parties trying to navigate the Medicare Secondary Payers (MSP) and Medicaid Third Party Liability (TPL) statues. The bipartisan PAID Act will help untangle that process and ensure each stakeholder is provided timely information in order to ensure a fair result.
We have previously blogged about the PAID Act - legislation promulgated by the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) which, if passed, would enable Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs) to have insight into Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Part D, and Medicaid enrollment information. This data would be provided in the query response file via MMSEA Section 111 Reporting. Franco Signor is proud to be a founding member of MARC and currently serving as members of the Executive Board of MARC. MARC was successful in passage of the SMART Act in 2012, and is continuing to bring initiatives such as the PAID Act to bring much needed reform to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP).
Thank you, Representatives Bilirakis and Kind, for your leadership on the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act. The PAID Act straightens out the legislative issues of MSP policy in a commonsense way. The bill simply requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to share relevant information promptly with the settling party, accelerating the settlement process.
In short, a small legislative change will create a more judicious, established, and speedy process – with tangible benefits for everyone involved. On behalf of MetLife Auto and Home, thank you for your work on this issue and for your sponsorship of the PAID Act.
Current law created an inefficient system for all parties, including insurers, navigating the Medicare Secondary Payers (MSP) and Medicaid Third Party Liability (TPL) system. The PAID Act will bring clarity to the process by ensuring all stakeholders have a clear line of communication that will enable timely and fair results.
PCI applauds Representatives Bilirakis and Kind for introducing the PAID Act. This commonsense legislation would help injured workers obtain basic information about what Medicare or Medicaid has paid, helping them retain access to proper care and quickly resolve medical liability settlements. This bipartisan bill also establishes clear criteria to review beneficiary’s Medicare and Medicaid plan, providing a clear, efficient settlement process that eliminates harmful and unnecessary administrative costs. PCI calls on Congress to help injured workers and enact the PAID Act.
The PAID Act requires the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to share relevant information promptly with the settling party, accelerating the settlement process. By putting this requirement in statue, all stakeholders will benefit from the enhanced clarity and transparency of MSP and TPL claims, while the federal government will enjoy lower costs through the improved coordination between the various parties. In short, a small legislative change will create a more judicious, established, and speedy process -- with tangible benefits for everyone involved.
Thank you for your leadership on the PAID Act. Current law has created a twisted and inefficient system for all parties trying to navigate Medicare Second Payers and Medicaid Third Liability Statutes. The bipartisan PAID ACT would help unwind that process and ensure that every stakeholder is given a line of communication that can produce a timely and fair result.