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CMS Finalizes Changes to Medicare Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy, Pushes Back Effective Date to 2018

On June 23, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing a major final rule to base Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) reimbursement on private insurance payment amounts, as required by...more

CMS Temporarily Suspends QIO Patient Status Reviews of Short Stay Inpatient Claims under the Two Midnight Rule

According to press reports, on May 4, 2016, CMS directed Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) tasked with reviewing the appropriateness of short stay inpatient claims under the...more

CMS Announces Plans to Streamline the Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol

On May 6, 2016, CMS published a notice (Notice), required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), seeking public comment on its plans to revise the information collected under the Medicare Self-referral Disclosure Protocol...more

CMS Update to Medicaid Managed Care Regulations Should Prompt Significant Change

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released the final version of its much anticipated revisions to the regulations governing Medicaid managed care (the “Final Rule”). First proposed in May 2015, the...more

CMS Finalizes Rule on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments

The Affordable Care Act (sometimes referred to as Obamacare) included a requirement for providers to report and return all Medicare and Medicaid overpayments within 60 days of identification. Although this requirement has...more

Next Steps: Helping Your Organization Implement the New Medicare Overpayment Rule - Part II

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule that explains the requirements for providers and suppliers reporting and returning overpayments under Medicare Parts A & B (the...more

Next Steps: Helping Your Organization Implement the New Medicare Overpayment Rule - Part I

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule that explains the requirements for providers and suppliers reporting and returning overpayments under Medicare Parts A & B (the...more

CMS Finalizes 60-Day Overpayment Rule

The federal government has clearly established that failure to report and refund an identified overpayment within 60 days of identification could trigger False Claims Act (FCA) liability. When an overpayment has been...more

CMS Call on 2016 PQRS Reporting & Avoiding 2018 Negative Payment Adjustments

On April 21, 2016, CMS is hosting a provider call on the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), including how eligible professionals and group practices can satisfactorily participate and report in order to avoid the...more

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces 60-Day Overpayment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Reporting and Returning of Overpayments Final Rule (Final Rule) on February 12, 2016. The Final Rule implements Section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act,...more

CMS Clarifies 60-Day Reporting Requirements For Medicare Parts A & B

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has clarified the reporting requirements and lookback period for overpayments from Medicare Parts A and B in Final Rule 6037 (“Final Rule”), issued by CMS on February 12,...more

CMS Implements Final Rule on Medicare Parts A and B Overpayments

After more than four years since the issuance of its Proposed Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement its Final Rule on the reporting and return of Medicare Parts A and B overpayments,...more

CMS Finalizes the 60 Day Overpayment Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule on Friday, February 12, 2016. The final rule clarifies two key sections of the often described 60-Day...more

The Deeper Dive: The Final Overpayment Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued its final rule for Reporting and Returning of Overpayments (Final Rule). The Final Rule implements section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act, which...more

CMS Finalizes Long-awaited Rule Implementing ACA’s Overpayment Reporting Requirements

CMS provides some clarity in Affordable Care Act final rule, but questions remain, complicating compliance efforts. On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule (Final...more

Final 60-day Overpayment Rule

On February 12, 2016, CMS published a final rule addressing compliance with Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act. Section 1128J(d), which was added when the Affordable Care Act was enacted on March 23, 2010, imposes a...more

Critical Analysis of CMS’ Final Rule Implementing the Affordable Care Act’s 60-Day "Report and Return" Overpayment Rule

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a long-awaited final rule (Final Rule) implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) statutory requirement that certain overpayments be...more

CMS Finalizes 60-Day Rule Overpayment Regulations

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (Final Rule) interpreting the application of Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act (the 60-Day Rule) to over payments...more

CMS Announces Final 60-Day Overpayment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Reporting and Returning of Overpayments Final Rule (Final Rule) on February 12, 2016. The Final Rule implements section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act which...more

CMS Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule On Reporting And Returning Overpayments

On February 12, 2016, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued the long-awaited Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Overpayments. The Final...more

CMS Releases Final Rule on 60-Day Requirement to Report and Return Overpayments

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited final rule (the “Final Rule”) governing the requirement that healthcare providers report and return Medicare overpayments...more

CMS Issues Long-Awaited 60-Day Medicare Parts A and B Overpayment Final Rule

On February 11, 2016, CMS released its much anticipated final overpayment reporting and refunding rule for Medicare Parts A and B (Final Rule). The Final Rule implements Section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...more

CMS Clarifies Rules on Reporting and Returning Overpayments

On February 11, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) clarified several issues with regard to Medicare reporting and returning of self-identified overpayments. The Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"),...more

Final CMS Rule Provides Long-Awaited Clarity on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments

On February 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-anticipated Final Rule implementing Section 6402(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (section 1128J(d) of the...more

CMS Finalizes 60 Day Overpayment Rule

The final rule relaxes the requirements on “identification” and look-back period. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its long-awaited final rule related to the reporting and refunding of...more

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