MANDATORY MEDICARE REPORTING

Did you receive a letter from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about reporting workers’ compensation claim data for injured workers on Medicare?* Not to worry. Because you’re insured with a Summit-managed workers’ comp program, we will handle reporting any necessary claim information on your behalf. You don’t need to do anything.

Actually, the statutory amendment requiring the reporting of this information was passed a couple of years ago. Since then, Summit has been working hard behind the scenes to prepare our systems for sending the data electronically. Rest assured, we’ll be ready to begin reporting the information as required on April 1, 2010.

* See 42 U.S.C.A. 1395y(b)(8) (West 2009) (Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) mandatory reporting requirements for workers’ compensation carriers).