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Retrieving Billions in Overpayments by CMS

Healthcare IT Today

This article focuses on the relatively young technologies that enable CMS to uncover overbillings, whether they be errors or fraud. Challenges of Investigating Overpayments Undeserved payments are needles lurking in the haystack of 135 million Americans enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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The Final Rule: How to Prevent $389,000 in Medicare Overpayments

Healthicity

In a recent audit of a New York hospital, the HHS OIG identified overpayments. New York Hospital to Pay $389,000 to Medicare.

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Will CMS’s Proposed Rule on “Identified Overpayments” Increase Reverse FCA Cases?

Healthcare Law Today

As written, the proposed rule would remove the existing “reasonable diligence” standard for identification of overpayments, and add the “knowing” and “knowingly” FCA definition. And, a provider is required to refund overpayments it is obliged to refund within 60 days of such identified overpayment.

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Florida Man Agrees to Plead Guilty in $110 Million Telemedicine Medicare Fraud Scheme

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On February 16, 2024, a Parkland, Florida, man agreed to plead guilty to organizing a Medicare fraud scheme worth $110 million. Indest III, J.D., The federal prosecution is taking place in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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Centene Agrees to Pay $19 Million to Washington State For Medicaid Fraud Allegations

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 24, 2022, managed healthcare company, Centene Corporation, agreed to pay $19 million to the State of Washington to settle fraud allegations. Indest III, J.D., Centene owns and operates Sunshine State Health Plan, d/b/a Sunshine Health, in Florida. In addition, [.]

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Centene Will Pay $19 Million to Washington State For Medicaid Fraud Allegations

The Health Law Firm Blog

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 24, 2022, managed healthcare company, Centene Corporation, agreed to pay $19 million to the State of Washington to settle fraud allegations. Indest III, J.D., Centene owns and operates Sunshine State Health Plan, d/b/a Sunshine Health, in Florida. In addition, [.]

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Preventing Genetic Testing Fraud: 5 Actions for Health Plans

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Erin Rutzler, Vice President of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse at Cotiviti In Delaware, more than 250 Medicare patients underwent unnecessary genetic testing based on telehealth consultations that often lasted less than two minutes— costing Medicare thousands of dollars per patient. In 2021, a U.S.

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