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OIG: NPI delay, fraud may be connected

April 15, 2010HME News Staff

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. A temporary provision allows providers to use their NPI numbers in the referring physician field. "Although these payments were permissible, they represent a potential vulnerability because CMS's claims-processing systems did not verify that the equipment and/or supplies...

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Typo, math dyslexia or typical government officials? You be the judge

January 29, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Did you listen to CMS' Open Door Forum last week? I did. Do you remember how CMS officials said they had added 220 NPIs to the PECOS enrollment records? And how callers questioned that tiny number? And how CMS officials stood by it? Well guess, what. Looks like that number was wrong after all. A CMS listserv forwarded to me this morning reminds folks that CMS has completed uploading 220,000 NPIs to PECOS. That's right, two-hundred-and-twenty thousand numbers, or 219,780 than they said last week. Small...

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