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Update Regarding Mandatory MSP Reporting

May 20, 2009

As previously noted, starting January 1, 2009, group health plans must provide reports to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about plan participants who also have Medicare coverage. 

The data collected helps Anthem Blue Cross as well as CMS determine Medicare primary and secondary responsibilities and pay claims on an accurate and timely basis. In compliance with the CMS mandate, Anthem will provide this reporting on behalf of their group customers. Their data collection process has been defined; the employer letter and eligibility data reporting form will be distributed to groups next week.

Details of this mandate and Anthem's compliance are available in the MSP FAQs. For additional information on this mandate, visit the CMS website at www.cms.hhs.gov/MandatoryInsRep.
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