Q: What constitutes an overpayment under CMS guidelines? Since overpayments should be returned within sixty (60) days, when does the 60 day clock start?
A: In the final rule published Feb. 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided guidelines on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s 60-day repayment requirements for self-identified overpayments will be interpreted and applied as follows:
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