Inpatient Rehab Facility
A federal District Court in Louisiana has reversed a Medicare Appeals Council ruling over denials for rehabilitation claims, including one involving an assisted living resident.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) were overpaid by Medicare by $8.4 million between calendar year 2009 and 2010, a government report reveals.
Inpatient rehab facilities received an estimated $34 million in overpayments from Medicare between 2004 and 2007, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. This has prompted a review by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.