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Large number of vets not receiving follow-up care for their sleep apnea, OIG says

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01/29/2020

WASHINGTON – The Veterans Health Administration is at risk of potentially spending $261.3 million over the next five years on sleep apnea devices and supplies that veterans will not use, according to the Office of Inspector General.

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

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