CMS has just announced that it has enhanced its financial accounting system to allow it to recover Medicare payments made to a provider or supplier that shares the same Tax Identification Number (TIN) with a provider or supplier with an outstanding Medicare overpayment across multiple states within a Medicare Administrative Contractor jurisdiction.  CMS implemented this change in January 2016 based on its authority “to adjust the payments of such a provider of services or supplier regardless of whether it has been assigned a different billing number or NPI from that of the provider of services or supplier with the outstanding Medicare overpayment.”  The policy is discussed in an educational article entitled “Recovering Overpayments from Providers Who Share Tax Identification Numbers” issued on June 22, 2016.