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Employer Bulletin

State Agencies and Local Health Employers
Vol. 20, No. 8
May 27, 2003

Medicare Data Match Plan Contacts for Federal CMS/Treasury Collection Efforts

A list of health plan contacts for Medicare Data Match is attached to this bulletin. The health plans are aware of the Data Match process and have recently provided the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) with the name of a contact that will work with you to respond to Medicare.

Employers who receive a formal notification from a Medicare intermediary, or a collection agency on behalf of Medicare, should follow the steps outlined in previous Employer Bulletins. The Medicare Data Match process is explained in these previous Bulletins:

  • Vol. 19, No. 10 dated June 27, 2002
  • Vol. 18, No. 13 dated August 16, 2001
  • Vol. 17, No. 5 dated March 8, 2000
  • Vol. 16, No. 13 dated September 20, 1999 (attachment updated 11/08/2002)

You can view these bulletins on the ETF's Internet site at Click on the Employers button, then on Employer Bulletins.

Employee Trust Funds has no administrative role in this process. Legal responsibility for these claims lies with the employer. However, we may be able to offer assistance. Questions about collection notices and how to handle them can be directed to the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.


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