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OIG investigates payments for hospice beneficiaries

November 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers an estimated $117 million over four years for DMEPOS provided to hospice beneficiaries, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.  Specifically, for 58% of the sampled DMEPOS items billed without the GW modifier (67 of 115 items) and 63% of those billed with the GW modifier (54 of 85 items), the items were provided to palliate or manage a beneficiary’s terminal illness and related conditions. The GW modifier...

GW modifier, Hospice, Office of inspector general

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