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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.

March 19, 2018 – Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Transition Webinar Presentation Now Available

The presentation from the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Transition Webinar held on March 7th are now available in the Downloads section below.

Please note the correct fax number for the WCRC is 585-869-3342, effective Monday March 19th. 

March 13, 2018 – Reminder Regarding the New Medicare Card Project

The Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) as the identifier on all Medicare cards.

CMS will begin sending new Medicare cards with the MBI to beneficiaries in April 2018.

As a reminder, the following User Guides were updated to reflect the change from HICN to the new MBI. Please refer to chapter 1 of the guides for a summary of the changes:

March 8, 2018 – New Report Titled The Medicare Secondary Payer Commercial Repayment Center in Fiscal Year 2017

A new report titled Report to Congress, Computation of Annual Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance), No-Fault Insurance, and Workers' Compensation Settlement Recovery Threshold is now available in the Download section of the Reports page. 

March 8, 2018 – New Report Titled The Medicare Secondary Payer Commercial Repayment Center in Fiscal Year 2017

A new report titled The Medicare Secondary Payer Commercial Repayment Center in Fiscal Year 2017 is now available in the Download section of the Reports page.

March 1, 2018 – Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Transition Webinar Scheduled for March 7, 2018

CMS will be presenting a webinar to introduce the new Workers’ Compensation review contractor. The webinar will be held March 7, 2018.  The notice for the webinar is available in the Downloads section below and includes all webinar information.

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