The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is consolidating all of the functions and workloads related to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) post-payment recoveries into one MSP recovery contract. The contract for the new national MSP Recovery Contractor (MSPRC) was implemented on October 2, 2006.
The MSPRC will take over new MSP recovery claims and most existing claims. However, some existing MSP recovery claims will remain the responsibility of the claims processing contractors. The following sections will help you determine how the change to a national MSPRC will affect you.
It is too soon to say if the new MSP contractor will have a quicker turn around time. We do know that hundreds, if not thousands, of injured workers are forced to wait for their workers’ compensation payments.