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Medicare: Improvements Needed to Address Improper Payments for Medical Equipment and Supplies
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

 
Our Price: $15.00
By Leslie G. Aronovitz (au)
Pages: 29
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422315630

Description
 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) -- the agency that administers Medicare -- estimated that the program made about $700 million in improper payments for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, & supplies (DMEPOS) from April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. To protect Medicare from improper DMEPOS payments, CMS relies on 3 Program Safeguard Contractors (PSC), & 4 contractors that process Medicare claims, to conduct critical program integrity activities. This report examines CMS’s & CMS’ contractors’ activities to prevent & minimize improper payments for DMEPOS, & describe CMS’s oversight of PSC program integrity activities. Includes GAO recommendations. Charts & tables.

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