ALERT - MACs to hold claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2021
April 06, 2021
ALERT - In anticipation of possible Congressional action to extend the 2% sequester reduction suspension, the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have been requested to hold all claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2021, "for a short period without affecting providers' cash flow". CMS says this is being done to "minimize the volume of claims MACs must reprocess if Congress extends the suspension". MLN put out a Special Edition of their MLNConnects newsletter regarding this.
UPDATE - The Senate did pass the bill extending the Medicare sequester cut pause on March 31st. The House will take up the bill on April 13th.
Sean M. Weiss
Partner, Vice President of Compliance
CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC
Sean has dedicated his more than 25 - year career to helping healthcare facilities reduce the risk of noncompliance and achieve measurable financial results. An accomplished compliance and management professional, Sean has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of government agencies at both the federal and state level, including the Office of Inspector General, Department of Justice and The United States Attorney’s Office.