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Sharing perspectives leads to greater understanding and fuels innovation. The ​Optum Insights ​blog is where we share our perspective and challenge preconceptions to clear a new path forward


  • Register for 2019 Continuing Education

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 25, 2019
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    Government Affairs, Webinar - Workers' Compensation, workers compensation, Settlement, Pharmacy, Pain Management, Clinical, Continuing Education
    From the state house, to the pharmacy, to claim resolution, Optum is kicking off its 2019 continuing education calendar with "What to watch for in 2019." See our full year of topics & register to gain the knowledge you need to move move forward this year!


  • Over $100 billion in Medicare savings attributable to Medicare Secondary Payer Act

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    • Rafael Gonzalez
    | Dec 06, 2018
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    Medicare Secondary Payer, Medicare Set-Aside, medicareinsights blog, Workers' Compensation, Settlement Solutions, Settlement
    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act turns 38 years old in December 2018. While it’s credited with saving more than $100 billion in taxpayers’ money since 1999, it’s not without its critics. Find out the impact of workers’ compensation, the pros and cons of MSP and what’s ahead. Read more on our blog.


  • WCRC contractor transition webinar held with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 08, 2018
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    Webinar - Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation, WCRC, Webinar, MSA, CMS
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a webinar, March 7, 2018, to introduce Capitol Bridge LLC, our new WCRC contractor and review the transition plan.


  • CMS to Apply New Life Tables to WCMSAs as of 4/1/2017

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 20, 2017
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    workers compensation, Settlement, Medicare Set-Aside, CMS
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released United States Life Tables, 2012 reflecting population estimates for 2012 of life populations. Beginning April 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be utilizing Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2012 for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Agreements (WCMSAs) in regards to life expectancy.


  • Will CMS raise the bar for Zero MSA Allocations?

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Nov 01, 2016
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    Medicare Set-Aside, medicareinsights blog, CMS



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