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OIG: NPI delay, fraud may be connected

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04/15/2010

WASHINGTON - Allowing HME providers to use their NPI numbers in the referring physician field represents a "claims processing vulnerability," according to a memo that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) sent to CMS this month.

No accreditation or surety bond? No problem. Here's a million bucks.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I just came across yet another article on Medicare fraud. The story lead off with—wait for it—a fake DME provider in Miami.

An article by Mark Potter on MSNBC.com reads:

Holy Smokes! Look who's scheduled to appear on HME News TV

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I spent this morning reviewing a bunch of HME News TV interviews that we shot at Medtrade last month. (We run the video on www.hmenews.com and post a new interview each Wednesday.)