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OIG outlines work plan

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02/04/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has several new HME-related projects in the works for 2014, including a review of the reasonableness of the Medicare fee schedule.

Medicaid could have saved 23% by using bid pricing

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01/27/2014

BALTIMORE – State Medicaid programs could have saved 23%, or $62 million, if they had paid the median competitive bidding rates for incontinence supplies in 2012, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

In brief: Apria ditches SEC reports, Invacare outsources IT

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01/24/2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare will no longer file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to a Form-8K dated Jan. 21.

OIG to CMS: Review oversight process for CERT

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01/20/2014

BALTIMORE – The error rate reduction plans of Medicare claims administrator contractors are not always relevant to CERT results and vary substantially in number, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

In brief: CMS reports glitch, OIG reports overpayments

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01/17/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS.

Medicare overpays for VES, report finds

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01/13/2014

BALTIMORE – Medicare payments for vacuum erection systems (VES) are more than twice the amount paid by other payers, such as the Veterans Affairs, and the amount paid by consumers online, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.

In brief: MACs miss standards, health spending stays low

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01/10/2014

BALTIMORE – Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS’s performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

MACs miss performance standards, OIG finds

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01/10/2014

BATLIMORE – Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) failed to meet one-quarter of CMS’s performance standards, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Diabetic supply company settles with OIG

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01/07/2014

WASHINGTON – Diabetes supply company Four Leaf Clover, telemarketing company Team Tech Solutions and their owners have agreed to be excluded from participating in federal healthcare programs as part of a settlement with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced Jan. 7.

In brief:Brightree buys MedAct, OIG releases strategic plan

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11/22/2013

ATLANTA – Brightree has acquired McKinney, Texas-based MedAct, adding 330 HME providers to its customer base.

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