CMS Announces Joint NGHP Town Hall with CRC and BCRC

March 3, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on February 25, 2021 an upcoming joint town hall with both The Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) and The Commercial Repayment Center (CRC). The town hall will take place on Thursday April 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST. The town hall will focus on questions surrounding Section 111 and NGHP recovery.


As readers may be aware, the BCRC is the contractor responsible for ensuring that CMS gets repaid by the beneficiary (generally) for any conditional payments it makes related primarily to liability cases.  The CRC is responsible for the recovery of conditional payments where carriers (primarily workers’ compensation entities and no-fault plans) are the identified debtors.  

Questions for the town hall can be submitted in advance no later than March 25, 2021 to


To register for the webinar, go to:  


You must also utilize the conference call-in information to access the audio portion of the call


Conference Dial In: 888-972-6409

Conference Passcode: 7654759


ECS will continue to monitor the newswire for additional comments from CMS surrounding the town hall.  The MSPRP User Manual can be found at

Lou Porrazzo

Lou Porrazzo

Lou Porrazzo, Esq. is Vice President, National Accounts at ECS. Lou is responsible for the implementation and roll out of all national MSP programs. An attorney licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Lou can be reached at 678-256-5085 or