CMS Issues Transmittals Related to Duplicate Claim Reviews and Suspension of Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Change Request (CR) 9665 forbidding  Medicare post payment review contractors from performing duplicative claims reviews. The CR is being issued in response to a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report 14-474 that found CMS did not have effective internal controls to prevent post payment review contractors…