McDermott Pushes CMS To Smooth Self-Disclosure Process

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 1:19 PM ET) -- Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., on Tuesday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to speed up its review of voluntary Medicare self-referral disclosures made by health care providers under an Affordable Care Act provision, saying the agency's tardiness had resulted in significant uncertainty in the industry.

While CMS implemented the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol, or SRDP, swiftly after it was passed into law in September 2010, it has dragged its feet on actually resolving disclosures made since, having reached settlements on fewer than 30 of nearly...
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