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Workers Comp and Medicare Set-asides


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Q15. Transfer Mechanism for Items and Services Not Covered by Medicare

Is a mechanism for items and services not covered by Medicare that may later become covered necessary?
A15. Should the settlement agreement provide for items and services that are not covered by Medicare but later become covered, those funds should then be considered part of the set-aside and treated accordingly, i.e., used to pay for any services as they were designated in the non-Medicare portion of the set-aside included in the WC settlement. These funds do not have to be transferred to a separate WCMSA bank account or be included in the annual WCMSA accounting.
NOTE: THE ABOVE ANSWER REPLACES THE ANSWER TO QUESTION 7 OF THE JULY 23, 2001 ARA MEMORANDUM.


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