A small volume of Medicare claims were processed at the 21% pay cut level mandated by the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, according to a provider advisory issued April 15 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Claims were processed April 15 by Medicare Administrative Contractors as the CMS guidance to hold for 10 business days claims submitted beginning April 1 expired.

The claims will be reprocessed automatically at the higher rate, CMS officials said.

The House and Senate have both passed H.R. 2 , the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which permanently repeals the SGR, among many other provisions. President Obama has indicated he will sign the legislation.


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