2022 Knowledge Series
Innovation at Work

 

During these complimentary sessions, you’ll hear from our experienced team on a variety of forward-looking Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) related topics with a focus on offering insights that help you stay informed and stay ahead – of both compliance requirements and your competition.

All webinars in the series are hosted on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm ET. As they will not last a full 60 minutes, CEUs will not be offered for any webinar in the series.

May 24 Section 111 Reporting
With Civil Money Penalties in the process of being finalized, taking control of your Section 111 Reporting is now more imperative than ever. We will review what is needed to create a compliant program and how to identify gaps in your reporting process.

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May 31

Structured Settlements
Utilizing Structured Settlement annuities can be beneficial to both sides in a settlement. This webinar will focus on when and how you can use structures and what the WMSA Reference Guide directs regarding them.

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June 7 Legal Tools: Orders, Statutes, and More
Each case is unique. And your compliance program should have the tools to help you address each one. This webinar will focus on some of the less well known MSP resolution options.
 

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June 14 What’s New with CMS
Keeping up with CMS can be a challenge. Join us as we review recent developments and changes with CMS. We will tackle popular topics such as Civil Money Penalties, possible rules for liability MSAs, and non-submit MSAs.

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June 21 Conditional Payments: Premise Liability and Auto
Premise liability, Med Pay, PIP, and Auto No-Fault policies may require a carrier/self-insured to report Ongoing Responsibility for Medical (ORM), Total Payment Obligation to Claimant (TPOC), or Settlement (if a Medicare beneficiary is involved). We will cover issues surrounding these circumstances as they relate to Medicare conditional payments such as policy exhaustion, Section 111 Reporting, and defending reimbursement requests in excess of policy limits.

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June 28 Conditional Payments: Re-Open Process
Medicare’s federal regulations allow a debtor to request Medicare revise its initial determination or redetermination within one year for any reason, within four years for good cause, and at any time for clerical error. We will discuss the use of these requests and the relief Medicare is providing in response.

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July 5 The PAID Act Revisited
With greater data, comes greater responsibility! We will refresh our understanding of the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act and Medicare Advantage Plan/Part C and Part D plan information. We will also revisit the impact and timing of Civil Money Penalties on Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs).

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July 12 How Data, Technology and Artificial Intelligence Helps with Claims
We will review how data, technology, and artificial intelligence can be appropriately utilized as part of your Medicare Secondary Payer and claims process.

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Completed Webinars

May 10 Non-Submitted MSAs and CMS – Impact of WCMSA Reference Guide Section 4.3
Section 4.3 of Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide regarding the use of Non-Submits has been a source of much confusion. We will break down the original text, needed revisions, and the interplay between the statute and regulations. Join us for this can’t miss session.

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May 17 Conditional Payments: Typical Conditional Payment Issues
The conditional payment process can cause unwanted additional expenses and can force parties to make payment for medical expenses that otherwise would not require reimbursement. We will discuss the usual appeal process, reopen requests and waiver requests, and when each option may be available.

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Your Presenters

Bridget Smith

 

 

 

Bridget Smith
Vice President, MSP Compliance and Customer Relations

Bridget has over 20 years of experience as a former practicing attorney focusing on workers’ compensation, general liability, and Medicare compliance law. She works with customers to develop Medicare compliance programs and procedures and to successfully navigate Medicare Secondary Payer issues. Bridget is a co-chair of the podcast committee for the MSP Network and is part of the MARC Coalition serving on the Allocation/MSA work group.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gannon University and Master of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Duquesne University.

Jennifer Shymanski

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Shymanski
Vice President, MSP Compliance and Customer Relations

Jennifer’s focus is on assisting clients in designing and implementing their Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance programs. She develops the training content and creates the education programs at IMPAXX, including our regular webinar series and podcast.

Jennifer is also an instructor for the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer (CMSP) and CMSP-Fellow designations. She is an Advisory Board member of The National Medicare Secondary Payer Network (MSPN formerly NAMSAP) and is a co-chair of their webinar and podcast committees.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and holds a law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Patrick Czuprynski

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Czuprynski
Director, Lien Resolution

Patrick Czuprynski is the Director of Lien Resolution for IMPAXX. Patrick consults and assists debtors in conditional payment administrative appeals and negotiations. This includes lien and Medicare Secondary Payer issues associated with settlements and Section 111 reporting/systems.

Patrick is a Medicare-Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC), Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP), and an active member of The Medicare Secondary Payer Network (MSPN).

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and a Juris Doctorate from the Valparaiso University School of Law.

 

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