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


The Pre-Con Session will start at 9:00 AM on September 27th and run until 12:00 PM (additional charge required).

The 2017 NAMSAP Annual Conference will run from 1:00 PM September 27th until 1:00 PM on September 29th.

Wednesday, September 27th

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pre-Conference Session
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.

Dan Simones
Martin Cassavoy

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre-Conference Session
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.

Annie Davidson

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session
How to Use the RED BOOK©

MSA review involves careful use of the RED BOOK© pricing methodology. Learn which prices the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor is looking for to ensure that your pharmacy allocations are as accurate as possible.

Christine Melancon
Leslie Schumacher

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Opening Remarks

Senator John Kennedy

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

War on Opioids - Where are we Now?
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.

Senator Bill Cassidy
Dr. Bradley Martin
Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer
Amy Bilton (moderator)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

CMS: Section 111

John Albert

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

Dan Anders
Jeff Knipper
John Albert

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reception with Exhibitors


 Thursday, September 28th

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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.

David Farber

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

Katie Fox
Doug Holmes

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

Ro Baltayan
Josh Pettingill
Christie Britt

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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.

Jean Goldstein, MD
Paula Baum, RN
Jodi Taylor

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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.

Katie Riordan
Patrick Czuprynsky

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break with Exhibitors

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Professional Administration
The administration of Medicare Set-Asides is a critical job upon which the protection of a Beneficiary’s entitlement depends. Administrators strive to extend the life of the Medicare Set-Aside account with various tools for as long as possible to ensure that Medicare never becomes a primary payer. As the alignment of MSP processes matures, reports and accountings transmitted by administrators are met by CMS with new responses. Learn from the front lines of communication what data and feedback CMS is passing back about MSA account expenditures and management.

Porter Leslie
Joe Anderson

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

Ciara Koba
Beth Hostetler
Kathleen Wyeth

 Friday, September 29th

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

MSP Policy Palooza Jeopardy

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break with Exhibitors

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

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.

Jennifer Jordan
Melanie Schafer

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

Gary Patureau
Michael Merlino
Lavonya Chapman
Rita Wilson

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