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CMS Issues Final Rule in Returning Medicaid Overpayments

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CMS Issues Final Rule in Returning Medicaid Overpayments

June 11, 2012

On May 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that will allow state Medicaid programs up to one year from the discovery of an overpayment to collect it and return the federal portion.

The rule changes the previous rule, which only gave states 60 days to collect and return overpayments. The rule also grants an additional 30 days for the recovery of overpayments that are the result of fraud.