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OIG: Wheelchair documentation is more often wrong than right

December 30, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Three out of five claims for standard and complex power wheelchair claims did not meet Medicare documentation requirements during the first half of 2007, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) states in a new report. Those claims accounted for $112 million of the $189 million in total improper payments allowed for that time period. The OIG based its report on a review of 375 claims for standard and complex power wheelchairs. Other findings in the OIG's report: Two out of five claims had multiple...

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