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Kristen L. Gentry quoted in article “5 steps to take signs of overpayment seriously and avoid prosecution”

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Beware the 60-day window. “The Affordable Care Act’s 60-day compulsory reporting requirement for overpayments requires a provider to report the overpayment and pay it back within 60 days after the overpayment has been identified,” says Kristen L. Gentry, a partner in the Health Law Practice Group of Quarles & Brady, Indianapolis. Thus, in the eyes of auditors and prosecutors, “if an overpayment is retained after the 60-day deadline, it becomes an obligation under the False Claims Act.” Gentry says some of her own clients have been reporting and paying “even minimal overpayments” to make extra sure they don’t get stung.

Originally published in Part B News, December 22, 2014