Hospital Groups Rip CMS' Proposed Overpayment Rule

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 7:40 PM ET) -- Two hospital associations on Monday blasted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed rule mandated by the health care reform law requiring Medicare providers to report and return overpayments within 60 days or face False Claims Act liability as unreasonable and punitive.

In letters addressed to CMS, the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals said the proposed rule grossly underestimates the regulatory burden placed on providers to track and return overpayments within the 60-day timeframe, especially when a proposed look-back period that...
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