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MSCC Training Program

Who Should Pursue the MSCC Credential?

Although not limited to any specific field, the MSCC Credential is generally pursued by those with the following professional backgrounds:

  1. Workers' compensation case management
  2. Medical case management for work-related injuries
  3. Legal case management with work-related injury claims
  4. Insurance benefit case management
  5. Social services case management of injured workers
  6. Rehabilitation case management and/or direct-service care of worker's compensation recipients (includes CRC and CDMS)
  7. Case management of Medicare beneficiaries

MSCC

Professionally, MSCC candidates tend to come from the following backgrounds:

  • Insurance Claims Adjusters
  • Attorneys
  • Life Care Planners
  • Case Managers
  • Disability Management Professionals
  • Rehabilitation Specialists (CRC, CRRN)
  • Nurses (RN, LVN)

What Do I Need to Apply?
Click here for more info from ICHCC on becoming an MSCC. In addition to the qualifying background discussed above, candidates for the MSCC credential must provide:

  • Evidence of Completion of an ICHCC approved training program
  • A Sample MSA Report
  • A Peer-Reviewed Critique of your MSA Report

MSCC


MSCC Training Program

  • Here at AAACEUs, we offer an ICHCC-Approved Training program designed to take the learner through all required learning such that a candidate is well-prepared to apply for the MSCC credential and further grow their career.

  • This training is broken up into 6 modules plus an additional training on the MSA Report itself with an opportunity to create a sample MSA Report and submit it for peer-critique.

  • Each module is designed to build on the last module in a multi-stage approach to learning.

  • This training program consists of 6 modules to be completed sequentially.

  • The MSA Report is broken down in a "how-to" format with all resources required to create a sample MSA Report and submit it back to us for peer review.

  • After each of the 6 modules there will be a short test to demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the subject matter.

  • A Certificate of Completion will be issued for each module.

  • Upon completion of the entire 6-module program, a certificate of completion for the entire program will be issued. This will demonstrate your completion of the training program and satisfy the training requirement to apply for the MSCC credential.
 

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Module 1 - Worker's Compensation Insurance & Medicare

Price: $150

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Using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide Version 3.2 as a guide, the author will set the stage for our training and begin to guide the learner through the world of WCMSA. In Module 1, the learner will begin to understand the relationship between Workers' Compensation and Medicare, the history surrounding this relationship, and the statutory requirements, regulations, and compliance issues dictating the preparation and proper submission of the Medicare Set-Aside Allocation, commonly referred to as an MSA. The goal for this training module is a foundational understanding of why MSA's are needed and how they are defined.



Module 2 - The When, How, & Why of Medicare Set-Aside Allocation

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In Module 2, we will continue our training by guiding the learner through understanding when the WCMSA is appropriate, how they are used in the settlement process, the various disciplines (legal, medical, insurance, financial and administrative) involved in the process, and what Medicare's expectations are when reviewing the submission of the WCMSA. The goal for this module is a functional understanding of the process, stakeholders' involvement in the process, and the expectations surrounding the review process by CMS.



Module 3 - The WCMSA Review & Introduction to the Submission Process

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In Module 3, we will continue our immersion into the WCMSA and take the learner through the WCMSA review process to cement a thorough understanding of the process. The learner will begin to build a working knowledge of how CMS processes the WCMSA submission packet and the steps CMS takes in reviewing the information. The goal for this module is an informational understanding of the CMS submission process, the review considerations, and how CMS reaches the final determination for the WCMSA.



Module 4 - Medical Review Guidelines & Pricing for the WCMSA

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In Module 4, building on our previous lessons, the learner will understand the CMS medical guidelines and how the WCMSA proposal is priced. The goal for this module is an informational understanding of CMS's expectations for the WCMSA proposal.



Module 5 - The Information Required for the WCMSA Submission

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In Module 5, we will present CMS's requirements for the WCMSA submission packet. The goal for this module is to provide the learner with an informational understanding of what CMS' expectations are for the WCMSA proposal submission packet.



Module 6 - How to Submit the WCMSA to CMS

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In this module, the learner will learn how to submit the WCMSA to CMS for review. The goal for this module is an understanding of the submission process.



The MSA Report - How to Complete & Structure a Report: Create a Sample and Submit for Peer Review

Price: $299


The MSA Report module helps you meet the final requirement to sit for the MSCC exam. Contained in this module are all the components of the MSA Report (sample forms and sample documentation), along with a scenario that is sent to the student separately so they can prepare an actual MSA Report.

The goal of this final module is:

  • To understand the various sections (or formats) an individual and/or company may use to complete the MSA
  • Become familiar with the information that is typically included in the MSA
  • Learn how the report may be utilized to complete the required Medicare Cover Letter for submission to CMS.
At the end of the module, you will complete a sample MSA Report and submit it for peer-critique. Upon completion, you will have the necessary items to apply for the MSCC.


About the Author

Reva Payne has over 25 years of relevant industry experience. Reva began her career in 1994 as a medical and vocational case manager working directly with individuals injured on the job. Reva holds master's degrees in both psychology and business with extensive professional experience completing medical cost projections, life care plans, Medicare set-aside allocations, product development, management, and expert witness testimony for the Social Security Administration.


What is the MSCC Credential?

MSCC Overseen and administered by the International Commission of Healthcare Certification, the Medicare Set-aside Certified Consultant (MSCC) credential is designed to identify professionals working within the workers' compensation benefit system.

Functionally, MSCCs interact within the Medicare universe as healthcare professionals, legal representatives, or insurance claims adjusters.

The MSCC certification designates those who have demonstrated competency and experience in their selected fields while also completing specific pre-approved training in Medicare set-aside trust arrangement, demonstrating a breadth of knowledge regarding the development and application of the Medicare set-aside trust arrangement process.

Additionally, this credential is designed to express to the consumer that the person holding the MSCC credential has agreed to come under the scrutiny of a certifying review board (ICHCC), to be peer reviewed, and to adhere to a set of standards governing ethics and professional behaviors.