Doc's CMS Miscoding Suit Can't Be Heard, Judge Laments

Law360 (May 31, 2018, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A doctor stiffed on nearly $40,000 in incentive payments after his practice was miscoded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can rightly be miffed about the mistake, but the Court of Federal Claims lacks the authority to address the issue, a judge said Wednesday, even as he lamented the ruling as unjust.

Although Dr. Robert E. Feiss lost more than $39,000 in Affordable Care Act incentive payments that he was entitled to due to his practice being miscoded by the CMS, there is simply no legal remedy available to address such coding mistakes, Judge Loren A. Smith ruled, dismissing Feiss'...

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