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CMS Suspends Independent Dispute Resolution Process in Wake of Court Decision

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On Aug. 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended the independent dispute resolution process.  

The suspension is a result of a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas that found CMS violated the administrative procedures act with its December increase in fees and its September 2021 batching rules. The judge in the case ordered CMS to revise the regulations. The IDR process will be suspended, according to CMS, until the “departments can provide additional instructions.”