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Medicare set-asides getting faster approvals with new contractors
Modern Healthcare

Medicare set-aside accounts for workers compensation settlements have been receiving faster approvals in recent months since the CMS switched contractors for the review process, a group of Medicare experts said Thursday.

The challenges of Medicare secondary payer compliance were the focus of a panel this week at the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, Calif.

Panelists discussed government approvals for Medicare set-asides, which are funds used in workers comp settlements to pay future medical costs for Medicare-eligible workers.