CMS Urged To Make Medicare Payment Reviews Consistent

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' differing requirements for post-payment Medicare claims reviews made by different types of contractors are placing unfair burdens on providers and should be made more consistent, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, while the same general process applies to post-payment Medicare fee-for-service claims reviews made by each of the four types of claims contractors CMS employs, there are still many differences in specific aspects of the process each type of contractor uses,...
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