CMS has implemented a change in the collection of accelerated and advanced payments to begin collections on those funds not repaid across affiliated providers within the same taxpayer identification number (TIN) and also across workloads within a single organization.
This brings consistency to all Medicare contractors regarding netting across organization affiliations, according to an alert from Medicare administrative contractor National Government Services (NGS).
Affiliated providers are providers that share the same tax ID number across multiple provider transaction access numbers (PTANs), explains NGS.
“It’s important to know that CMS policy is recouping based on the TIN rather than the PTAN,” according to NGS. CMS instructs Medicare contractors to use the TIN to get the recoupment of the advanced payment regardless of which PTAN actually received the payment.
“We are asking you to collaborate with all affiliated providers under one TIN,” NGS told providers.
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