Providers Urge CMS To Revise ACA Payment Grace Rule

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT) -- Three health care industry advocacy groups urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday to revise a rule implementing an Affordable Care Act-mandated grace period for health insurance beneficiaries who fall behind on payments, saying the provision could result in providers being unfairly stiffed on payments.

The American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals and Association of American Medical Colleges said a recently released final rule will wrongly leave providers short-changed as it limits insurers’ reimbursement liability to only the first 30 days of...
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