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Return to 2007: New Rules Impose Big Fines for Failure to Report to Medicare

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 577 | 0 | 28 min read

Thirteen years ago, a federal law authorized stiff penalties of up to $1,000 a day per claimant for insurers that fail to report information about workers' compensation beneficiaries who also are enrolled in Medicare. Five years later, Congress backed off and left it up to Medicare to decide how much the penalties should be — up to a ceiling set in the law. This week, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it has finally unveiled its new rules and penalties, including some that are just as tough as the 2007 requirements. “Some of thes...

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