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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Know How to Handle Overpayments

Question: We recently realized that our practice has received overpayments from CMS. How should we return those overpayments? Georgia Subscriber Answer: CMS rules stipulate a 60-day limit on returning overpayments to federal agencies. The rule might seem simple, but you’ll want to ensure you comply since compliance failure could lead to huge penalties. The reasoning: Every practice occasionally handles overpayments, [...]