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CMS Administrator Verma Confirms Delay in Garnishment of Medicare Payments

Sep 25, 2020

CMS Administrator Seema Verma confirmed in an interview on September 18 that the agency has not begun recoupment of loans offered through the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program in the spring.

The first loans went out in April, and recoupment of overpaid funds was expected to begin in August. But Verma confirmed CMS has not started withholding payments.

Congress currently has several bills pending that would relax Medicare loan repayment terms or offer providers forgiveness. Verma said CMS is figuring out how and when it will process recoupments.