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CMS Directs Medicare Contractors to Hold Physician Claims Through June 17
By News Staff
What Should I Tell My Patients?
"This action will facilitate accurate claims processing at the outset and minimize the need for claims reprocessing if congressional action changes the negative update," said CMS. "It also should minimize the provider and beneficiary burdens and costs associated with reprocessing claims."
The hold on claims will lift on June 18.
CMS acknowledged that the delayed processing of Medicare claims "may present cash flow problems for some Medicare providers," but the agency said it expects that any delays in payment will be short-lived.
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