6 Key Policies In Medicare's 60-Day Overpayment Rule

By Jeff Overley (February 11, 2016, 9:45 PM EST) -- Thursday's final rule on a new obligation for doctors and hospitals to return Medicare overpayments within 60 days wisely eliminated some unwieldy proposals and gave providers a clear idea of how they should keep an eye out for undeserved dollars, attorneys say.

The rule implements an Affordable Care Act requirement for providers who identify Medicare overpayments to report and return them within 60 days. A draft policy was unveiled in 2012 and attracted more than 200 public comments.

It's a big deal because keeping unearned money — even if it was received because of innocent mistakes — can trigger staggering financial...

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