If we withhold a penalty from benefits and later discover the penalty is not due,
we still need to collect the penalty deduction. However, because of summarization
rules, the MBR benefit history will reflect we paid the benefits and collected the
penalty. Consequently, later automated action will process in ignorance of the penalty
withholding. Although we still need to collect the penalty, do not rework the automated
action to reestablish the penalty unless the beneficiary questions the action. If
Correct the Beneficiary Overpayment or Underpayment Data (BOUD) or Special Payment
(SPA) amount to reflect the correct payment amount due.
Control the collection of the penalty amount manually.
NOTE: Do not revise the penalty field for that year on the MBR.