On May 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its policy on application of the Medicare secondary payer (MSP) reporting requirements under section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) to sponsors of clinical trials. This new policy may help to resolve years of confusion about whether clinical trial sponsors are considered to be liability insurers for purposes of the MSP requirements
In addition, CMS also released a new policy alert on risk management write-offs. The policies were posted on the CMS website on June 10.
The policies can be found at http://www.cms.gov/MandatoryInsRep/Downloads/AlertClinicalTrailsNGHP.pdf and at http://www.cms.gov/MandatoryInsRep/Downloads/AlertRiskMgmtWriteOffsNGHP.pdf