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OIG criticizes supplier documentation for inhalation drugs

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11/05/2019

WASHINGTON – Not all suppliers comply with Medicare requirements when billing for inhalation drugs, according to the Office of Inspector General.

OIG to CMS: Adjust payments for orthotic devices

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11/05/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare allowable amounts for certain orthotic devices are not comparable with payments made by select non-Medicare payers, according to the Office of Inspector General.

OIG to CMS: Collect Medicaid overpayments

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12/12/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS did not collect $1.6 billion in Medicaid overpayments in 77 current period audits and $188.6 million in seven prior period audits, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims

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07/02/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s edits didn’t detect $18.4 million in payments in 2015 for inappropriate claims for DME provided during non-covered stays in skilled-nursing facilities, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General.

VA slow to repair wheelchairs, OIG finds

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03/20/2018

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has found that veterans waited an average of 69 days for power wheelchair and scooter repairs, more than a month beyond a 30-day timeliness benchmark set by the agency, according to a new report.

OIG report is ‘slap on the wrist,’ providers say

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12/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent report on unlicensed suppliers receiving bid contracts re-opened old wounds for providers, who say it amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for CMS.

Accredo passes muster with OIG

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08/30/2017

WASHINGTON – Accredo Health Group has properly billed Medicare for inhalation drugs, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG releases final report on test strip market share

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Suppliers in Medicare’s national mail-order program provided 19 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from October through December 2016, according to a new study from the Office of In

OIG pushes monthly rentals for all PMDs

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05/23/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicare could save millions if it sought legislation to shift from a lump-sum purchase option to a monthly rental payment for all power mobility devices, according to a report from the Office

OIG to review competitive bidding program

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11/10/2016

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has released its work plan for 2017, including post-award audits to assess CMS’s competitive bidding program.

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