Overpayments

When numbers are drawn out by healthcare auditors and red flags wave

When numbers are drawn out by healthcare auditors and red flags wave

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The takeaway in a story last week about extrapolation and Medicare overpayments is, natch, how meticulous providers should be when filing claims — and to understand how individual claim problems can grow. And, boy, can they grow.

Medicare has two more years to reclaim any overpayments

Medicare has two more years to reclaim any overpayments

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Providers will have to hold their breath a little longer after receiving Medicare payments, thanks to a little-publicized provision of recently signed fiscal cliff legislation.

OIG? OMG! One lump problem

OIG? OMG! One lump problem

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The Office of the Inspector General's recent report about what it calls $1.5 billion in inappropriate Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities should be yet another wake-up call to providers.

OIG: Medicare contractors, antipsychotics in SNFs to get a closer look

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The Medicare contractors keeping close tabs on long-term care facilities will be subject to oversight too, according to a federal working plan released this week.

Medicare overpaid inpatient rehab facilities by $8.4 million, OIG says

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Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) were overpaid by Medicare by $8.4 million between calendar year 2009 and 2010, a government report reveals.

OIG should streamline Medicare's self-disclosed overpayment protocol, provider group says

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Federal officials need to provide clearer guidance and offer a more streamlined protocol for providers willing to self-disclose Medicare overpayments, a leading long-term care group says.

OIG: Regulators need to sharpen retrieval of Medicare overpayments made to providers

OIG: Regulators need to sharpen retrieval of Medicare overpayments made to providers

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Medicare recovery audit contractors have not been diligent enough in collecting previously identified overpayments, a government investigation finds.

Providers would be overburdened by Medicare overpayment rule, expert notes

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A proposed rule that would require Medicare providers to return overpayments within 60 days of detection could significantly increase administrative time and costs, an expert says.

Providers face deadline for reporting overpayments; ICD-10 implementation deadline to be extended

Providers face deadline for reporting overpayments; ICD-10 implementation deadline to be extended

Healthcare providers must report self-identified Medicare overpayments within 60 days of noticing the incorrect payment or face monetary penalties, according to a new regulation.

Report: Correcting Medicare Advantage overpayments could save billions

Correcting overpayments in the Medicare Advantage program could save the federal government billions of dollars, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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