CMS Updates Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Form
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a new form to report actual or potential violations of the Medicare physician self-referral law, under the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP). The SRDP establishes a protocol that enables Medicare providers to self-disclose actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral statute, as required by federal law.
According to CMS, the purpose of the new SRDP disclosure form is to create a streamlined and standardized format for disclosing actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral law. This will reduce the burden on providers and suppliers submitting disclosures and facilitate CMS’s review of the disclosures. Use of the new SRDP disclosure form is mandatory beginning June 1, 2017. Before then, parties submitting self-disclosures are encouraged, but not required, to use the new form.