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CMS contractors to delay payment processing
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has instructed its contractors to hold physician payment claims through June 17, keeping at bay a 21.2% pay cut that could soon be averted by congressional action. “We understand that the delayed processing of Medicare claims may present cash flow problems for some Medicare providers,” according to a CMS e-mail to congressional staffers. “However, we expect that the delay, if any, beyond the normal processing period will be only a few days.”