Federal Issue | Medicare Secondary Payer

Medicare Secondary Payer [F]

Our Position

NAMIC supports access to the Medicare eligibility database for claimant identification and the ability to use third-party data reporters, but OPPOSES holding insurers responsible for false or inaccurate information provided by beneficiaries. The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act added new information reporting requirements for purposes of coordination of benefits under the Medicare Secondary Payer system. NAMIC opposes an overly broad application of the new reporting requirements for insurers under the Medicare Secondary Payer and has been working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) to streamline the reporting procedure.