Thursday, March 01, 2012 APTA Summary: Proposed Rule on Returning Overpayments APTA's summary of a proposed rule requiring physical therapists and other health care providers to report and return overpayments from Medicare and Medicaid within 60 days provides members with the proposal's definition of "overpayment," the process of reporting overpayments, and examples of what steps should be taken when an overpayment is identified. In addition, the summary addresses enforcement implications, which include liability under the False Claims Act, and the 10-year lookback period. Comments for this proposed rule are due before 5 pm April 16. APTA will submit comments on behalf of membership. Look for this document on APTA's Compliance Web page under Overpayments.