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Medicare Set-Asides Using Evidence-Based Forecasting

On July 18, 2018, Care Bridge International issued a White Paper entitled Medicare Set-Asides: What is the True Cost of Future Medical Care? Care Bridge International questioned the need to have the Workers Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (MSA) reviewed by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prior to settling a workers’ compensation claim. The use of the MSA has become common practice in workers’ compensation in the last 15 years since the creation of the WCMSA. Based on their analysis, Care Bridge International has concluded workers’ compensation payers are paying excessively inflated amounts to close out the future medical treatment of an injured worker’s claim.

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