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OIG finds payments for dead beneficiaries


WASHINGTON – Medicare paid $23 million in improper payments on behalf of deceased beneficiaries in 2011, according to an Oct. 31 report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

CMS: $6.4B in improper payments to DMEPOS in 2012


WASHINGTON – The improper payment rate for DMEPOS in 2012 was a whopping 66%, according to

OIG: ‘High amounts of improper payments may continue’


WASHINGTON – A new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) says that while CMS took corrective actions to address the majority of the vulnerabilities it identified, the agency did not evaluate the effectiveness of these actions.