As explained in our last update, CMS contractors continue to operate while funded. Unfortunately, CMS employees working on Medicare Secondary Payer issues have been furloughed.
What this means:
• Any pending MSA determinations at CMS Regional Offices are on hold;
• MSA re-review requests are on hold;
• Social Security benefit verifications are on hold; and
• Requests from third parties for queries are on hold.
More information is available at http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/shutdown2013.pdf.