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In brief: Proposed rule includes home infusion changes, OIG report reviews ‘place-of-service’ claims


WASHINGTON – Temporary transitional payments for home infusion therapy are moving forward, according to an upcoming proposed rule.

In brief: OIG tells CMS to collect more overpayments, VGM announces Woman of the Year finalists


WASHINGTON – The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG updates Medicare market shares for diabetes test strips


WASHINGTON – Suppliers in Medicare’s national mail-order program provided 18 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from July through September 2016, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Spring's gotcha!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Saturday, I cracked open a window, cleaned out my car and stowed my winter boots in the closet. 

This morning, I donned mittens while I chipped snow and ice off of my car (in Maine, we keep the ice scrapers at hand year round).

Ahh … spring.

OIG weighs in on CMS oversight of bid program


WASHINGTON – As part of the Round 1 of competitive bidding, CMS generally selected DMEPOS suppliers and correctly computed the sampled single payment amounts in accordance with its established procedures and applicable federal requirements, according to a

What's good for the goose is good for the gander


I read the article titled “New OIG report: Is it good or bad?” (January 2013).