MARC is the leading Washington-based advocacy coalition focused on legislative and regulatory initiatives to reform federal secondary payer programs and policies. Coalition membership is open to any organization or individual involved in the issue.
Current membership includes retailers, insurers, attorneys, brokers, insureds, trade associations, self-insureds and third-party administrators.
For more information on joining MARC, contact Susan Murdock: firstname.lastname@example.org.
the SPARC Act
When a Medicare beneficiary is injured and another entity is required to pay for their healthcare expenses – such as in a tort case, workers compensation claim, or auto insurance payment – Congress has long recognized that Medicare’s responsibility to pay is “secondary.” This well-established Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) policy is designed to ensure that the Medicare program and Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) do not waste taxpayer dollars by reimbursing healthcare expenses for which another entity is legally responsible. Today, however, literally every stakeholder agrees that the process by which CMS and PDPs recapture payment for claims that were not its responsibility to pay is broken. The SPARC Act offers commonsense reforms that benefit all parties.