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CMS to delay two of out three new demonstration projects aimed at reducing improper payments

Medicare Update for CAHs, January 11, 2012

On December 29, CMS issued a notice announcing the delay of the recovery audit prepayment review demonstration and the prepayment review and prior authorization for power mobility devices (PMDs) demonstration.

The notice states that CMS has received many comments and suggestions on these demonstrations and that they are considering these comments carefully. As a result, CMS will delay implementation of these demonstrations, but will provide at least 30 days notice before the start of the demonstrations. The Part A to Part B rebilling demonstration remains on schedule and will begin on January 1, 2012, according to CMS.

To view the entire CMS notice, click here.

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