CMS Allows Payment of MSP Recovery Debts Via ACH
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) and Group Health Plan (GHP) Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery debts may be paid using Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions, offering more convenience and efficiency by allowing payers to utilize their own existing software and accounts payable processes to submit payments electronically.
With this new option, the debtor’s bank will submit a payment through the ACH Network. Funds will then be sent by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) or Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) for processing.
ACH setup must be coordinated with the CRC or BCRC before payments can be submitted electronically. To begin sending payments using ACH, send an email to the appropriate email address below with “ACH Set Up” in the subject line. Be sure to include a specific point of contact with your organization for the CRC or BCR. The BCRC/CRC will reach out directly to get the process started.