Improper Payments

The government plans a 'computer matching program' to combat improper Medicare, Medicaid payments

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The government plans to start a "computer matching program" to reduce improper payments from government health programs to providers and other entities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a memorandum Friday.

Senators blast Medicare audits, say RAC payments should be changed

Senators blast Medicare audits, say RAC payments should be changed

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The Medicare claims review process is unfairly burdening healthcare providers and failing to improve program integrity, due in part to the payment system for certain auditors, Senate leaders said during a roundtable hearing Wednesday.

CMS needs to improve oversight of Medicare contractors' error rate reduction plans, report says

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Too many Medicare providers are receiving improper payments, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should clamp down by doing a better job overseeing its contractors' error rate reduction plans, according to a new government report.