The final rule states that providers and suppliers "have a clear duty to undertake proactive activities to determine if they have received an overpayment."
AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., of York, Pa., took immediate exception to the rule - see details in their article:
- CMS has released a final rule requiring physicians to self-audit and self-report Medicare payment errors dating back six years from the time the overpayment was made.
- AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., decried CMS' definition of "clear duty" and said family physicians have a clear duty to their patients.
- Filer noted that the AAFP would continue to fight for a three-year look-back period.