States Get Six Times Longer To Return Medicaid Overpayments

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- States will now have a year to return the federal portion of Medicaid overpayments to the federal government, instead of 60 days, according to a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule mandated by the health care reform law and released on Friday.

Under the new rule, when states discover an overpayment to a Medicaid provider, they have up to one year from the date of discovery to recover or attempt to recover the overpayment before the federal funds must be returned, unless the overpayment...
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