Overpayment Interest Rates

Medicare Regulation 42 CFR Section 405.378 provides for the charging and payment of interest on overpayments to Medicare providers. The Secretary of Treasury certifies an interest rate quarterly by utilizing the most comprehensive data available on consumer interest rates. Interest is assessed on delinquent debts in order to protect the Medicare Trust Funds.

Overpayment Interest Rate for Past Five Years

Period Rate
January 21, 2020 - 10.25%
October 18, 2019 - January 20, 2020 10.125%
July 17, 2019 - October 17, 2019 10.625%
April 17, 2019 - July 16, 2019 10.375%
January 17, 2019 - April 16, 2019 10.750%
October 17, 2018 - January 16, 2019 10.125%
July 18, 2018 - October 16, 2018 10.250%
April 17, 2018 - July 17, 2018 10.250%
January 19, 2018 - April 16, 2018 10.625%
October 18, 2017 - January 18, 2018 9.750%
July 18, 2017 - October 17, 2017 10.125%
April 18, 2017 - July 17, 2017 10.00%
January 19, 2017 - April 17, 2017 9.50%
October 18, 2016 - January 18, 2017 9.625%
July 18, 2016 - October 17, 2016 9.625%
April 19, 2016 - July 17, 2016 10.00%
January 19, 2016 - April 18, 2016 9.75%
October 20, 2015 - January 18, 2016 10.00%
July 20, 2015 - October 19, 2015 9.75%
April 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015 9.88%
January 21, 2015 - April 16, 2015 10.50%

 

Last Updated Jan 17, 2020