CMS recently released an updated version of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Arrangement Reference Guide. The new version of the Reference Guide includes several noteworthy changes. Importantly, CMS has extended the time frame for the Amended Review process to 6 years. Parties can now request approval of a new MSA amount at least 12 months, but no more than 72 months, after the previous determination was issued. Previously, the time frame was 12 to 48 months.
The United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Robert Hur, recently announced that Saiontz & Kirk, P.A., a plaintiffs’ firm in Baltimore, has paid $91,406.98 to resolve allegations that the firm failed to ensure that conditional payment claims were repaid in six prior cases. In four of the six cases, the firm had referred plaintiffs to co-counsel or entered into joint representation agreements. Although the firm did not primarily handle all of the cases involved, t