For various reasons, licensed medical providers may choose to voluntarily surrender their state licensure. Sometimes, the provider does not intend to work in the state anymore and no longer wishes to maintain the licensure. Other times, the licensing agency may intend to discipline the provider and the provider chooses to surrender their license in lieu of receiving discipline. Surrendering your license, however, may have unintended consequences to include revocation of your Medicare privileges and instituting a Medicare enrollment bar. This post outlines what actions the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) or one of its Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) may take in response to a provider surrendering their state licensure. A forthcoming post will outline potential options a provider may have if their Medicare privileges have been revoked. If you have questions regarding this blog post or wish to discuss your medical license or Medicare privileges, you may contact us at (404) 685-1662 (Atlanta) or (706) 722-7886 (Augusta), or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also learn more about our law firm by visiting www.hamillittle.com.
There are two main ways a CMS or a MAC can revoke a provider’s Medicare privileges after they voluntarily surrender their state medical licensure: Continue reading ›