February 23, 2021
Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, CMSP-F
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) agency has made significant improvements over the years in their online self-service tools for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, insurers, and recovery agents. Beneficiaries may obtain detailed information regarding their claims by registering on the MyMedicare.gov website. If the beneficiary has a third-party claim, he or she can access the Medicare Secondary Payer conditional payment information from their MyMedicare page or by entering the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). Click here to see the MSPRP User Guide.
Today, the MSPRP allows beneficiaries and their representatives to self-report claims, upload Proof of Representation and Consent to Release forms, obtain conditional payment information and submit disputes to CMS. The MSPRP also allows the beneficiary or his representative to make an electronic payment of the conditional payment demand through Pay.gov, a secure government-wide collection portal. With the current delays that the USPS is experiencing, this is a useful alternative. Additional details regarding the process may be obtained here: https://go.cms.gov/2ZICL2N