Your choice of thinking to send the MCR ERA to the secondary payor is good based on the fact that you are confronting a situation that if not tended to will only become a worse problem in the future. However, you did not state if the adjusted Medicare rate was a lower or higher rate. This makes a difference. I am also assuming that you did not receive any additional payment from Medicare based on your managers response. If the adjusted rate is higher,then Medicare owes you money and thus the secondary owes you money as well. But since you have not received any payment, then it wouldn't be wise to contact the secondary right now. Nothing is for sure until you receive payment. If the adjusted rate is lower, then you owe Medicare money and thus you owe the secondary money as well. In that case, it would make sense to contact the secondary now so that you can begin the refund process.
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