Section 6402(h) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Regulatory Status

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The Secretary of HHS is authorized to suspend Medicare and Medicaid payments to a provider or supplier pending an investigation of a credible allegation of fraud unless the Secretary determines there is good cause not to suspend such payments.

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Regulations

On September 23, 2010, CMS issued proposed rules to implement several provisions of the Affordable Care Act including a suspension of payments to a provider or supplier pending an investigation of a credible allegation of fraud.

Full text of the proposed rule

Full text of the proposed rule commentary specific to Section 6402

Comment Period: Comments will be accepted through November 16, 2010.