Congress Delays CMS Recoupment of Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program Loans

As we reported last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed that it had delayed recouping Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program loans made to providers under the CARES Act to allow more time for Congress to negotiate the repayment terms of those loans.  On September 30, a short-term spending bill was signed into law that extends the date for when CMS will begin recouping those loans to one year from when the loan was issued.  The bill also limits claims offsets to 25% of the full Medicare payment for the first 11 months of recoupment, followed by claims offsets of 50% for 6 months.

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