Are CMS revocations too harsh?

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Takeaway

  • An attorney who represents physicians warns that a physician who runs afoul of federal rules for administrative reasons and resolves the problem could still find themselves banished from Medicare participation.

Why this matters

  • Ericka Adler, a partner with Roetzel & Andress in Chicago, writes in Diagnostic Imaging about physician clients facing a "harsh approach" to terminating their participation in Medicare.
  • In 1 case, a physician's medical license was temporarily suspended for an administrative issue he was not aware of. He immediately corrected the situation and had his license restored...