OIG: HME accounts for 25% of errors

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has analyzed errors in the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program for 2009 and found that, out of 99,480 claims, 19,754 had improper payments, valued at about $4.7 million. Of the six types of providers included, HME providers accounted for 25% of those improper payments. The most common error: insufficient documentation.