MEDVAL reports on the introduction of the PAID Act and its potential to improve Medicare Secondary Payer program. "H.R. 5881 proposes that CMS share information regarding enrollment in MAP, Part D, and Medicaid to assist with the timely discovery of conditional payments and liens. As we have seen and written about here on our blog, we are consistently seeing MSP litigation and aggressive recovery efforts throughout the country. The timely sharing of information and ultimate identification of a beneficiary’s enrollment in supplemental plans would certainly decrease the amount of litigious MSP recovery efforts, as well as the concerns of double damages."
MARC Coalition Applauds Reps. Bilirakis, Kind on Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medicare Secondary Payer Policy
Commonsense reforms to the arcane MSP policy offer a simple and taxpayer-friendly solution to increase stakeholder certainty and remove barriers to care.
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The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) today lauded Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ron Kind (D-WI) for their introduction of the Provide Accurate Information Directly Act (PAID Act) (H.R. 5881) – a bipartisan measure to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) and Medicaid Third Party Liability (TPL) statute. 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.