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June 06, 2008 1:22 PM
CDC in Reviewing WCMSA Limits Review to One Life Expectancy Table

 Effective July 1, 2008 the Centers for Medicare and Medicad (CMS) will exclusively use the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Table 1 (Life Table for Total Population) when determining life expectancy in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSA) proposals. The directive was issued in a memo dated May 20, 2008.

Related Sites:

The CMS Memo:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/WorkersCompAgencyServices/Downloads/52008Memo.pdf

Life Table for Total Population
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr54/nvsr54_14.pdf

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