Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
You are speaking of Social Security, but SS does not pay claims, so I presume you mean the Medicare insurance are of the law, is that correct?
I am responding to you not because I have a miracle bullet to fix this ludicrous medicare issue you are facing, but simply to tell you I totally get it and I am appalled at the red tape bureaocratic city hall type atmosphere within the offices that handle the Medicare issues and the social security benefits issues. I too am a small (smaller than you) practice owner (mine is SS disability and retirement law, pro bono heavy, but definitely therefore reliant on each actual fee being paid over by SSA) and when you are stuck with a clerk who doesn't realize she works for the people, is a civil servant of sorts, but feels a rush of power with the pend, they can cause great financial hardship to both patient/claimant and practitioner.That said, have you located the medicare law that prohibits a resubmission of claim forms based on clerical error? Did the evil minion (lol) that decided to wack you a penalty provide you the law that says she can do so? I ask because I see you filed for Recon (which is right to do), and often these clerks don't send a letter expressing where they derive their right to make a discretionary or non-discretionary decision, but just lay down the result. But maybe she did?