Medicare/Medicaid--Five Years to Recoup Overpayments
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will now
have up to five years to recoup Medicare overpayments resulting from
coding mistakes or other claims errors, according to the AOA Advocacy Group. A 2012 report found the previous three-year recoupment limit
prevented the CMS from collecting more than $300 million dollars
annually. Read more.