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December 2012

Navigating Medicare Reporting Requirements

By: Lisa Cauley, Esquire

On December 29, 2007, President George Bush signed into law the Medicare Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA). This new legislation amended the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA) by establishing new reporting guidelines. For various reasons, Medicare had not been able to identify primary payers consistently since the passage of the MSPA in 1980.