Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent passage of H.R. 1845, The Medicare IVIG Access Act, which includes provisions of H.R. 1063, The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act, providing several improvements in the efficiency of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) system.
PCI applauded the passage, noting that they had worked on the legislation for four years. If enacted, the legislation is expected to be a triple win, as beneficiaries will be able to settle claims, companies will be able to resolve disputes more efficiently, and the Medicare Trust Fund will be repaid more quickly.
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