CMS Suspends Advance Medicare Payments While Reviewing Program

medicare payments The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced over the weekend that it is immediately suspending its Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs (AAP) for physicians, hospitals and other providers and suppliers. It is reevaluating the programs and pending applications because of other federal relief dollars earmarked for the same purpose, specifically through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

AAP payments made to date will be subject to recoupment as detailed in the original program guidance. Repayment will initiate via reimbursement recoupment beginning 120 days from the date the advance payment occurred.

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If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team by calling 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by sending an emai.

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