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Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 added mandatory reporting requirements with respect to Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage under group health plan arrangements as well as for Medicare beneficiaries who receive settlements, judgments, awards or other payment from workers’ compensation, which is referred to as Non-Group Health Plan or NGHP insurance.

The purpose of Section 111 reporting is to enable CMS to pay appropriately for Medicare-covered items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries. Workers’ compensation claim information helps CMS determine when other insurance coverage is primary to Medicare, meaning that it should pay for the items and services first before Medicare considers its payment responsibilities.

Reporting is accomplished by either the submission of an electronic file of liability, no-fault, and workers’ compensation claim information, where the injured party is a Medicare beneficiary, or by entry of this claim information directly into a secure Web portal, depending on the volume of data to be submitted.

Upon receipt of this information, CMS checks whether the injured party associated with the claim report is a Medicare beneficiary, and determines if the other insurance is primary to Medicare. CMS then uses this information in the Medicare claims payment process and, if Medicare paid first when it should not have, uses it to seek repayment from the other insurer or the Medicare beneficiary.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a notice announcing it will be holding a webinar for Section 111 non-group health plan (NGHP) reporting on August 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The agency released a new Section 111 NGHP User Guide in June, which contained a reminder regarding the $750 low dollar reporting threshold, incorporated its recent alert addressing no-fault and med-pay reporting, and provided several other technical update changes. This User Guide is the primary source for Section 111 reporting requirements.

Those interested in attending CMS’s webinar, please see CMS’s notice for further details and webinar registration information.

Please note that for this webinar you will need to access the webinar link and dial in using the information above to access the visual and audio portion of the presentation. Due to the number of participants please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation