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CMS Doubles Down with New WCRC Contract

On September 1, 2017, CMS awarded a new contract to Capitol Bridge, LLC, an Arlington, VA company, for the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC). The purpose of this contractor arrangement is to independently price the future Medicare-covered medical treatment and costs, including prescription drugs, related to Workers’ Compensation injury, illness, and disease under the Medicare Secondary Payer act, on behalf of CMS (Link). These reviews involve the commonly accepted method of forecasting care as a Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) report for Workers’ Compensation claims. CMS issued guidance for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Asides (WCMSAs) has developed and evolved since 2001 for t

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