CMS looks to formalize six-year lookback period for Medicare self-referral disclosures

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently published a notice proposing revisions to its self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP). The SRDP allows healthcare providers and suppliers to self-disclose actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral statute, or Stark Law. Under the proposal, healthcare providers who use the SRDP will have to provide the agency with…

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CMS unveils new Medicare payment proposal

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On April 27, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released, for public comment, proposed changes to how Medicare will pay providers. The proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), enacted a year ago by Congress, eliminates the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for setting reimbursement rates and simplifies many of…

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