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OIG sticks to script on Medicaid pricing


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has reiterated its recommendation that CMS match Medicaid reimbursement rates for HME to Medicare rates.

OIG report finds jump in redeterminations


WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors processed 2.9 million redeterminations in 2012, an increase of 33% since 2008, according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) semi-annual report to Congress.

OIG rips on HME documentation


"Based on our sample, we estimated that Palmetto GBA (the DMERC for Jurisdiction C at the time) paid approximately $127 million to suppliers who did not have the required documentation on file to support items with 2006 dates of service," the OIG stated.