Product Update

New Penalties Proposed for Violations of Section 111 of MMSEA Discussed in IRMI Workers Comp

This release of IRMI Workers Comp contains an updated discussion that reviews the penalties assessable under section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA).

On December 29, 2007, President George W. Bush signed the MMSEA into law. Section 111 of this law required the reporting of bodily injury claims (workers compensation, general liability, and automobile no-fault) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a manner and frequency outlined by the secretary of HHS. If Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs) fail to report, they can be fined $1,000 per day per file for as long as the case isn't reported in accord with procedures outlined by HHS/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This discussion has been updated to reflect the new penalties that have been proposed by the CMS for violations of section 111 by RREs.