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NJ 101.5: NJ among states with most Medicare waste and billing mistakes, report finds Read More: NJ among states with most Medicare waste and billing mistakes, report finds

NJ among states with most Medicare waste and billing mistakes, report finds By Michael Symons February 10, 2017 3:36 AM New Jersey was among the states with the highest levels of Medicare billing errors in 2015, though mistakes were actually at their lowest level in four years, according to government data and an analysis by a group representing the auditors. The mistakes were made by providers such as hospitals, not the state. They weren’t fraud, said Council for Medicare Integrity […]

NJ.com: N.J. is near the top in the U.S. for Medicare billing errors, report finds

N.J. is near the top in the U.S. for Medicare billing errors, report finds February 10, 2017 at 10:13 AM TRENTON — New Jersey has the dubious distinction of being near the top in the nation for both wasteful spending of Medicare dollars and for hospital Medicare billing errors, a new report finds. The Council for Medicare Integrity, a non-profit that seeks to educate policymakers on health insurance waste found that in 2015, found that the Garden State had the some of […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Here’s where Florida ranks for Medicare overspending

Here’s where Florida ranks for Medicare overspending Jan 27, 2017, 10:51am EST Improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news: The overspending still totaled in the hundreds of millions of dollars. In Florida alone, overpayments totaled in excess of $21.9 million in 2015, the latest reporting year from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That amount was down 84.2 percent from the prior year, but the state still overbilled […]

Knoxville Times: Medicare overspending in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi

Medicare overspending in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Business Journal Friday 27th January, 2017 Tennessee is not among the top states for Medicare waste, according to new research based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data. But, at least one of its neighbors is. Tennessee ranks 39th, while Arkansas ranks 10th and Mississippi ranks 17th in the amount of Medicare overspending, or improper payments, to health care providers. To see the states’ numbers, click on the gallery. The good news is […]

Boston Business Journal: Where Massachusetts ranks when it comes to Medicare waste

Where Massachusetts ranks when it comes to Medicare waste Jan 27, 2017, 6:00am EST The good news is that improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015. The bad news: The overbilling still totaled in the hundreds-of-millions of dollars nationwide. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, overpayments totaled $350.6 million in 2015, the latest reporting year available. That figure was down approximately 85 percent from 2014’s total of $2.3 billion — an all-time high according […]

Kansas City Business Journal: Kansas and Missouri slash Medicare waste, but still overbill by millions

Kansas and Missouri slash Medicare waste, but still overbill by millions Jan 26, 2017, 12:35pm CST The good news is that improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015. The bad news: overpayments in Kansas and Missouri still accounted for millions of lost dollars. In Missouri alone, overpayments totaled in excess of $10.2 million in 2015, the latest reporting year from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That amount was down 69 percent from the previous […]

Memphis Business Journal: Medicare overspending in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi

Medicare overspending in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Jan 27, 2017, 10:51am EST The good news is that improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015. The bad news: The overspending still totaled in the hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, overpayments totaled $350.6 million in 2015, the latest reporting year available. That figure was down approximately 85 percent from 2014’s total of $2.3 billion — an all-time high according to the Council for Medicare […]

Illinois Intelligencer: Medicare overspending in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi

Medicare overspending in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Business Journal Friday 27th January, 2017 Tennessee is not among the top states for Medicare waste, according to new research based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data. But, at least one of its neighbors is. Tennessee ranks 39th, while Arkansas ranks 10th and Mississippi ranks 17th in the amount of Medicare overspending, or improper payments, to health care providers. To see the states’ numbers, click on the gallery. http://www.illinoisintelligencer.com/index.php/sid/251239297

San Antonio Business Journal: How Texas ranks when it comes to Medicare waste … it’s not good (slideshow)

How Texas ranks when it comes to Medicare waste … it’s not good (slideshow) Jan 26, 2017, 9:01am CST The good news is that improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015. The bad news: The overspending still totaled in the hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, overpayments totaled $350.6 million in 2015, the latest reporting year available. That figure was down approximately 85 percent from 2014’s total of $2.3 billion — an all-time […]

Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania among national leaders in Medicare waste

Pennsylvania among national leaders in Medicare waste Jan 26, 2017, 11:00am EST Pennsylvania is among the top 10 for Medicare waste, according to new research based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data. Pennsylvania ranks eighth. The data measures the amount of improper Medicare payment to health care providers. For the states’ numbers, click on the gallery. VIEW SLIDESHOW 21 photos The good news is that improper Medicare payments fell sharply in 2015 nationally. The bad news: The overspending still […]