42 CFR 401.621 - Termination of collection action.
(a) General factors. After considering the bases for a decision to terminate collection action under paragraph (b) of this section, CMS may further consider factors such as—
(b) Basis for termination of collection action. Bases on which CMS may terminate collection action on a claim include the following—
(1) Inability to collect a substantial amount of the claim. CMS may terminate collection action if it determines that it is unable to collect, or to enforce collection, of a significant amount of the claim. In making this determination, CMS will consider factors such as—
(2) Inability to locate debtor. In cases involving missing debtors, CMS may terminate collection action if—
(iii) The prospects of collecting by offset, whether or not an applicable statute of limitations has run, are considered by CMS to be too remote to justify retention of the claim.
(3) Cost of collection exceeds recovery. CMS may terminate collection action if it determines that the cost of further collection action will exceed the amount recoverable.
(4) Legal insufficiency. CMS may terminate collection action if it determines that the claim is legally without merit.
Title 42 published on 2014-10-01
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