CMS issues refunds

Thursday, December 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – CMS will issue refunds for collections it made on incorrectly identified overpayments associated with incarcerated Medicare beneficiaries, according to National Government Services. The agency has acknowledged that, this past summer, when it initiated recovery of payments made to providers on behalf of beneficiaries it believed were incarcerated at the time of service, it used incomplete data. National Government Services says it will not be able to provide additional information on this topic until after Dec. 12. More information is available online.