Congress is again being asked to amend the Medicare SecondaryPayment Act, just six months after enacting reform legislationdealing with the issue, which took five years to pass congressionalmuster.

The Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers' CompensationSettlement Agreements Act of 2013 was introduced Wednesday in theHouse, sponsored by Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., and Mike Thompson,D-Calif.

The new legislation seeks to reform the processes and proceduresused by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in itsreview of workers' compensation settlement agreements.

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