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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.

April 3, 2019 – Electronic Payments Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Document Now Available

A new document, titled Electronic Payments on the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) and Commercial Repayment Center Portal (CRCP) Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, is now available in the Downloads section below.

March 22, 2019 – Medicare Secondary Payer Portal (MSPRP) and Commercial Repayment Center Portal (CRCP) Electronic Payment Enhancements High Level Overview Webinar Presentation are Now Available

The March 13, 2019 MSPRP and the March 14, 2019 CRCP E-Payment Enhancement Overview Webinar presentations are now available in the Downloads section below.

February 26, 2019 – Webinars for Upcoming Enhancements to the Medicare Secondary Payment Recovery Portal (MSPRP) and Commercial Repayment Center Portal (CRCP)

Effective April 1, 2019, electronic payment functionality will be added to both the MSPRP and the CRCP. CMS will be hosting two webinars, on March 13, 2019 for MSPRP users and on March 14, 2019 for CRCP users, to provide additional information on this enhancement. Complete webinar information is available in the announcements posted to the Downloads section below.

February 12, 2019 – Important Reminder Regarding Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN)/Social Security Number (SSN) Masking on all Coordination of Benefits and Recovery (COB&R) Outgoing Letters as of April 2019

This notice serves as a reminder that in accordance with the SSN Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, the COB&R program will mask the SSN and SSN-portion of the HICN, on all outgoing letters as of April 1, 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, which is not SSN-based, will not be impacted by this change and will continue to appear in full.