Don't let CMS timeliness standards hurt your data validation score

By Chris Hanson-Ehlinger
Tue, Nov, 11, 2014

Burchfield's Guide to CMS timeliness standards

CMS has plenty of timeliness standards and keeping them all straight can be confusing. Use our handy guide to help stay on top of the days or hours needed to complete a decision or payment. CMS measures timeliness down to the minute, so keep vigilant records and remember to factor in time zone changes.

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Jason Hoyme, senior auditor and analyst at The Burchfield Group, manages audits and supports clients engaged with Burchfield for CMS data validation audits. For more information, please call 800-778-1359 or send us a note (

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