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    Default MSA

    I have recently settled with the insurance company but I have to wait for the MSA to be approved by a CSM. The settlement wont actually be approved unless the MSA is approved. Does anyone know how long that process takes? The insurance company hired an outside company to prepare the MSA.

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    Default Re: MSA

    there is no set time. each CMS office has different workloads and backlogs.
    there is no gurarentee they'll accept the figures.
    many takes months.

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    The MSA vendor shouldn't take more than 30 to 60 days to prepare the proposal...submittion to CMS/Medicare and turn round, as SH said, depends on the COB/Contractor Of Benefits RO/Regional Office. And, not all MSA's are reviewed/approved, as long as Medicare interests are reasonably protected, and MSA vendors' are very astute at this, you shouldn't have any difficulty.
    As long as the documents are provided to CMS at settlement time, your claim will be closed to CMS and Medicare Secondary Payor and SCHIPP Act mandates.

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    Default Re: MSA

    Thanks for the replies. The proposal is all done, it was actually done when we went into mediate. It has already been submitted, and I just was not sure how long of a wait I have to hear something.

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    Default Re: MSA

    Lilly when mine was submitted it was back in approximately three weeks. Depending on your area and the current back log it could talk a lot longer for your's to come back.

    Steel
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