On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule that will, among others initiatives, allow CMS to recover higher dollar amounts of improper payments made to Medicare Advantage Organizations.  Improper payments are identified through Risk Adjustment Data Validation (“RADV”) audits, which are audits conducted to determine whether the risk adjusted payments submitted by Medicare Advantage Organizations are for diagnoses supported by proper documentation. If there are any improper payments based on these audits, CMS is able to recover those payments.

To read more about this ruling and what it might mean for you, click here to read a recent Squire Patton Boggs alert on the subject.