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New information regarding upcoming Coordination of Benefits & Recovery activities are posted as the information becomes available.  Items remain on this page for the current year and are then moved to the Archive page.

November 19, 2018 – Webinar for Upcoming Enhancements to the Medicare Secondary Payment Recovery Portal (MSPRP)

Effective January 7, 2019, new functionality will be added to the MSPRP that will allow authorized users to self-report, Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) leads. CMS will host a webinar on December 18, 2018 to provide additional information on this enhancement. Complete webinar information is posted in the Downloads section below.

November 15, 2018

An Alert titled 2019 Recovery Thresholds for Certain Liability Insurance, No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Settlements, Judgments, Awards or Other Payments has been posted to the downloads section of the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery page

October 20, 2018 - HICN/SSN Masking on all COB&R Outgoing Letters as of April 2019

In accordance with the Social Security Number (SSN) Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, the Coordination of Benefits and Recovery (COB&R) program will mask the SSN and SSN-portion of the Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN), on all outgoing letters as of April 2019. 

The first five digits of the SSN will be masked with asterisks (e.g., *****1234A). All outgoing hardcopy and electronic letters will be included in this change.  Note that the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), which is not SSN-based, will not be impacted by this change and will continue to appear in full.

September 26, 2018 – Commercial Repayment Center Portal (CRCP) Overview Presentation Now Available

The September 19, 2018 CRCP Overview Webinar presentation is now available in the Downloads section below. As a reminder, you may still submit questions to us concerning the current functionality of the CRCP, or recommendations for future CRCP enhancements. Submissions may be made to COBR-GHP-Comments@cms.hhs.gov until October 5th.

September 5, 2018 – Commercial Repayment Center Portal (CRCP) Overview Webinar Scheduled for September 19, 2018

CMS will be hosting a webinar to present the benefits of using the CRCP. The webinar will be held September 19, 2018. The notice for the webinar is available in the Downloads section below and includes all webinar information.

 

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