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Understanding Basics of Medicare Overpayment

Medisys Compliance

What is Medicare Overpayment? An overpayment is a payment made to a provider exceeding amounts due and payable according to existing laws and regulations. Identified overpayments are debts owed to the federal government. Laws and regulations require CMS recover overpayments. Medicare Overpayment Collection Process.

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Healthcare Compliance Risks with Urine Drug Testing Overpayments 


There has been significant enforcement over the last couple years relating to overpayments for UDT. The overpayment rate for definitive drug testing for 22 or more drug classes was over 71%. The government argued that before ordering definitive UDT, a provider first needs to review the results of the presumptive test.


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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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New York Medicaid Providers Now Have Two Pathways to Self-Disclose Overpayments to the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

Healthcare Law Blog

On August 21, 2023, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) announced updates to the Medicaid overpayment self-disclosure program, which now includes an abbreviated process for reporting and explaining overpayments that are considered routine or transactional in nature and have been already voided and adjusted.

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Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

Kaiser Health News

Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year, government watchdogs told a House panel Tuesday. ” The health plan required patients to have an X-ray first to prove a CT scan was needed.

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The Trebling Effect of (Some) False Claims Act Trials

Health Law RX

Setting aside the incalculable impact that litigation can have on business operations, the statute itself anticipates repayment of the proven overpayment, treble damages, and exposure to a civil statutory penalty equal to a range between $13,508 and $27,018 per false claim. This is the reality for a medical company in Minnesota.

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New York State OMIG Makes Regulatory Modifications to Compliance Program Requirements

Health Law Advisor

In July 2022, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) proposed extensive modifications to the regulatory requirements governing compliance programs for entities receiving “significant” Medicaid revenue (increased by these regulations from a threshold of $500,000 to $1 million).