A Lack Of Comprehensive Guidance In CMS User Guide

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 1:30 PM ET) -- Federal law requires that tort defendants report when they make a payment for injury or illness. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the user guide for required reporting entities six times since early 2009 with the aim of helping those required to report comply with their obligations. The latest version does not incorporate significant reporting deadlines included in an earlier notice and thus may create a trap for the unwary.

Background

Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance...
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