CHA News Article

CMS Instructs MACs to Resume Claims Payments to RHCs for Certain Preventive Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to stop denying claims for certain preventive services that had previously been paid when they were the only services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers. CMS has instructed the MACs to resume payment of the claims, which MACs have been denying since Jan. 1. For more information about RHC payments for preventive services, visit the CMS Rural Health Clinics Center.