Controversial Medicare auditors group changes name, website


A Medicare payment watchdog group saddled with huge case backlogs and heavily criticized for causing delays in resolving reimbursement issues has changed its name and location on the web.

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


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.

Lack of documentation accounts for Medicare fee-for-service error rate

Medicare's fee-for-service error rate for fiscal 2010 would have fallen if compliance contractors had successfully obtained better claims documentation, a federal report found.