CMS Adopts Some Provider Safeguards Regarding Recoupment of Overpayments

Effective Sept. 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require contractors to take specific steps to implement the limitation on recoupment adopted by Congress in Section 935 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization act of 2003 (MMA). This provision prohibits contractors from recouping a claims overpayment pending appeal before a…