August 14 Comment Deadline On Newly Proposed Rules To Implement Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control & Payment Error Rate Measurement Provisions of CHIP Reauthorization Ac

August 14, 2009 is the deadline to submit comments on to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on proposed rules to implement the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) and Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) programs provisions from the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) (Pub. L. 111-3) published in today’s (July 15, 2009) Federal Register. The Proposed Regulations also would codify several procedural aspects of the process for estimating improper payments in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The Proposed Regulations also would codify several procedural aspects of the process for estimating improper payments in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Interested persons may review a copy of the regulation on the Internet here

To be assured consideration by CMS, CMS must receive comments no later than 5 p.m. on August 14, 2009 in accordance with the instructions published along with the proposed regulations.

The author of this article, Curran Tomko and Tarski LLP Health Care Practice Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer has extensive experience advising and assisting health care providers to evaluate and comment on health care industry reimbursement and other health industry legislation and regulations, as well as a diverse range of other health care reimbursement, and other legal and operational risk concerns. She also writes and speaks extensively on these issues.  You can get more information about her health industry experience here.  

If you need assistance investigating the adequacy of your current compliance efforts, with these or other compliance concerns, wish to inquire about arranging for compliance audit or training, or need legal representation on other matters please contact Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, CTT Health Care Practice Group Chair, at cstamer@cttlegal.com, 214.270.2402 or your other favorite Curran Tomko Tarski LLP attorney. 

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