Life expectancy in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides proposal

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DATE: May 20, 2008

FROM: Director, Financial Services Group, Office of Financial Management

TO: Consortium Administrators for Financial Management and Fee-for-Service Operations

The purpose of this memorandum is to include policy regarding the exclusive use of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Table 1 (All American Table) when determining life expectancy in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSA) proposals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will only accept life expectancies obtained from the CDC Table 1, “Life table for the total population.”

Effective with WCMSA submissions received by CMS’ Coordination of Benefits Contract on or after July 1, 2008, CMS will only accept life expectancies obtained from the CDC Table 1, “Life table for the total population.” The CMS will only use the CDC Table 1 in its WCMSA review process.

Please direct questions or concerns to Frank Johnson of my staff at (410) 786-2892.

Gerald Walters

Content in this Resource is taken from CENTERS for MEDICARE 8 MEDICAID SERVICES

Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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