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NHIA responds to OIG report on infusion payments


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A recent Office of Inspector General report on payment for Part B DME infusion drugs is far too narrow to be the basis for new policy, according to the National Home Infusion Association.

OIG tells CMS again: Switch to ASP for infusion drugs


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General in a new report reiterates its concerns that, unlike most Part B drugs, Medicare payment amounts for DME infusion drugs are still based on average wholesale prices from 2003.

ResMed under investigation


SAN DIEGO – ResMed in July received a federal administrative subpoena from the Office of Inspector General requesting documents and other information related to its patient resupply software.

Senior Medicare Patrol projects see mixed results


WASHINGTON – Senior Medicare Patrol projects report $2.5 million in expected recoveries for Medicare in 2015, compared to $660,829 in 2014, a 282% increase, according to a June 3 report from the Office of In

Providers react to Hoveround audit

‘It could happen to any one of us’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Mobility providers aren’t surprised by the Office of Inspector General’s call for Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million, they say. 

OIG to Hoveround: Pay back $27 million


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) wants Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says do not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.

Overpayments for diabetes supplies persist, OIG says


INDIANAPOLIS – The Office of Inspector General is not satisfied with National Government Services’ progress in preventing overpayments for diabetic test strips.

OIG once again highlights savings associated with bid program


WASHINGTON – Four states could have saved an additional $12 million on certain DME items by using pricing comparable to Round 2 of competitive bidding and the national mail-order programs, according to a recent

OIG certifies CMS’s fraud savings


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has certified $133.2 million of actual and projected savings from CMS’s Fraud Prevention System, a return of investment of $2.84 for every dollar spent on the system.

OIG report includes DME items


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General included in its semiannual report to Congress a recommendation that the New York Medicaid program could have saved an estimated