WR encourages Congress to support workers’ comp improvements 

Feb 29, 2024
Written by WR Communications

Earlier this week, WR issued a joint letter to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, urging the chairs and ranking members to back HR 7368 – the COMP Act (Coordination of Medicare Payments and Workers’ Compensation Act).

This legislation aims to establish clear and consistent standards to safeguard injured workers, workers’ compensation plans, employers, and Medicare. Presently, injured workers eligible for Medicare who receive workers’ compensation settlements encounter confusion regarding medical expense payments. There is a pressing need for clarification regarding the law governing the determination of funds to cover items and services under workers’ compensation settlements and Medicare.

In particular, HR 7368 would:

  • Create certainty for calculating the amounts to be included in Workers’ Compensation set-asides.
  • Provide appeal rights from reviews by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Provide an optional direct payment of set-aside amounts to Medicare.

WR encourages support for this important legislation.


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