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Join NAMSAP in Baltimore for an exciting line-up of speakers and
educational opportunities!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time Sessions
9:00am – 10:00am Laws, Regulations and Significant Case Law
The body of MSP case law is constantly growing. This in-depth session hones in on the leading cases, case updates and important laws and regulations necessary for MSP practice.
10:00am – 11:00am WCMSA Reference Guide Update
MSA allocating guidance will be offered at this session, focusing on the nuts and bolts of our "Bible." Any recent updates will also be discussed.
11:00am – 12:00pm How to Use the Redbook
MSA review involves careful use of the Redbook pricing methodology. Learn which prices the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor is looking for to ensure that your pharmacy allocations are as accurate as possible.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Break 

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Opening Remarks
1:15pm – 2:30pm To be Announced
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm


Alignment of MSP Processes
The connection between Section 111 reporting, conditional payments and Medicare Set-Asides is increasingly aligning. Learn how each obligation impacts the others and how to best balance and manage these aspects of MSP law.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Conditional Payments from a Practical Standpoint
The conditional payment process has been more complicated in recent years. Navigation of the BCRC and CRC procedures will be outlined, including tips on how to accomplish good end results.
5:00pm – 6:30pm Reception

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time Sessions
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am A View from The Hill
Everyday MSP activity begins with the Agency and officials in Washington, DC. This session will cover the new Presidential administration, changes in Agency and what is happening in Congress that could impact MSP practices.

9:00am – 10:00am
Liability Medicare Set-Asides
This session will give participants an understanding of how Medicare views future medical in liability and no-fault cases. A history of LMSAs will be presented, as well as the most recent status. Participants will learn how to consider and protect Medicare's interests in liability and no fault claims.
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:30am The New Contractor – Trending, What to Expect, What to Wish For…
Get insight on the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor, its practices and behaviors. Trending will be addressed, as well as any expansion of the contractor's duties.

11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm
WCMSA Re-Review
What options exist if MSA review bears an inequitable or incorrect outcome? And will Medicare consider changing approved MSA amounts years later.
1:30pm – 2:30pm Section 111 Reporting and ICD-10 Coding
Accurate coding is more critical now than ever. Engage in specifics about coding nuances. Learn how to ensure that proper coding is utilized to avoid various potential problems with Section 111 reporting.
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break 
3:00pm – 4:00pm Pending Legislation
An analysis of new and pending bills, their history and status and how they would impact Medicare Secondary Payer practices should they become law.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Evidence Based Medicine and Non-Submit Programs
How to create a non-submit Medicare Set-Aside based on predictable clinical outcomes, while also considering and protecting Medicare's interests in cases that are not being submitted for CMS review

Friday, September 29, 2017
Time Sessions
7:15am – 8:00am Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am

War on Opioids
Where are we now? Increasing awareness about opioid abuse is impacting how state compensation systems view pharmacy. Learn the latest on where action is being taken and how it applies to MSAs.
9:00am – 9:30am
9:30am – 10:45am
Medicare Advantage Plans
This jurisdictional battle rages on with expanded litigation efforts. Learn proactive practices for handling cases involving Medicare Advantage Plans and how to manage reimbursement efforts.

10:45am – 12:00pm
MSP Predictions
Medicare Secondary Payer is constantly changing. What will our future bring? MSP experts will prophesize about emerging matters to keep attendees a step ahead.

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