Identification Number used to identify a case within MSPRC's various systems. This number can be found on correspondence received from the MSPRC.
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The federal agency responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP (Children's Health Insurance), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), and several other health-related programs. Additional information regarding CMS and its programs is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/.
A Medicare payment conditioned upon possible reimbursement, for medical services if another insurer/entity is responsible for the primary payment.
Conditional Payment Letter (CPL)
Correspondence sent by the MSPRC identifying the conditional payments made by Medicare that are related to an incident.
Consent to Release
Documentation authorizing an individual or entity to receive certain information from the MSPRC for a limited period of time.
Coordination of Benefits Contractor (COBC)
This contractor consolidates the activities that support the collection, management, and reporting of other insurance coverage for Medicare beneficiaries.