Extended repayment plans (ERPs) are an option for returning overpaid money to Medicare. Ideally, you should request an ERP immediately after receiving the initial demand letter. However, you can request an extended payment plan any time while the overpayment is outstanding.
Practices must request an ERP in writing and any approved ERP begins with the date of the initial demand letter. Along with the request, you also will need to include a copy of the check for the first payment calculated under your proposed repayment plan. Then you must continue to submit monthly payments until you receive written approval or denial is received. If you fail to continue submitting monthly payments, Medicare will start withholding recouped amounts.
Novitas provides checklists of information Medicare requires for an ERP request from:
Mail a copy of the downloaded form along with all of the required ERP information (but not your payments) to: ERP Processing, Novitas Solutions, 2020 Technology Pkwy., Suite 100,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Make your first payment, referenced "ERP Request," payable to "Medicare Part B." Mail it with a copy of the demand letter directly to Novitas Solutions, CASHIER, PO Box 3106, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-1822
Updated Jan. 7, 2013
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