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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.

Fraud efforts recover $3.3B


WASHINGTON – The government’s healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered $3.3 billion in taxpayer dollars in fiscal year 2014, the Justice and Health and Human Services departments an

Senior Medicare Patrol saves $6M


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) Senior Medicare Patrol project was responsible for recovering $6 million in funds in 2012, according to a new report.

U.S. leads 'telehealth craze'


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The number of patients in the U.S. using telehealth services is set to grow to 1.3 million in 2017 up from 227,000 in 2012, according to a new report from IMS Research. Revenue from telehealth in the U.S.

CMS charges ahead with Round 1 ‘recompete’

Also, HHS brags about program’s savings

BALTIMORE – CMS late yesterday announced plans to “recompete” contracts for the nine areas included in Round 1 of competitive bidding.

The agency plans to announce a schedule and begin registration this summer. It plans to open bidding this fall.