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Wichita Business Journal: Where does Kansas rank when it comes to Medicare waste? Here’s the breakdown

Where does Kansas rank when it comes to Medicare waste? Here’s the breakdown Jan 26, 2017, 10:50am CST Kansas collected more than $2.3 million in Medicare overpayments in 2015, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The average overpayment, the data shows, was $5.67 per patient, with Kansas having 416,622 Medicare beneficiaries. VIEW SLIDESHOW 21 photos That’s a sharp drop-off from 2014 when Kansas collected more than $25.5 million in Medicare overpayments. That represents a 91 percent […]

The Business Journals: Where does your state rank when it comes to Medicare waste? Here’s the breakdown

Where does your state rank when it comes to Medicare waste? Here’s the breakdown Jan 26, 2017, 12:00pm 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. 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 […]

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

Here’s where Florida ranks for Medicare overspending Jan 26, 2017, 3:36pm 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 […]

St. Louis 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, 1:35pm 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 […]

Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware among national leaders in Medicare waste

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware among national leaders in Medicare waste Jan 25, 2017, 11:19am HST The three states of Greater Philadelphia – Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware – are among the top 10 for Medicare waste, according to new research based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data. Pennsylvania ranks eighth, New Jersey is fourth and Delaware is second behind only Washington, D.C. The data measures the amount of improper Medicare payment to health care providers. For the states’ […]

Pacific Business News: Where does Hawaii rank when it comes to Medicare waste? Here’s the breakdown Jan 25, 2017, 11:19am HST

Where does Hawaii rank when it comes to Medicare waste? Here’s the breakdown Jan 25, 2017, 11:19am HST The good news is that improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015 — 71 percent in Hawaii alone. 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 […]

Dallas Business Journal: How Texas ranks when it comes to Medicare waste

How Texas ranks when it comes to Medicare waste Jan 25, 2017, 2:40pm 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 high according to the Council […]

Talk Business & Politics: Report: Arkansas improves on Medicare overpayment, still among worst in the nation

Report: Arkansas improves on Medicare overpayment, still among worst in the nation by Kim Souza  Overpayments recorded in Arkansas totaled $14.21 per Medicare participant in 2015, one of the highest levels in the United States, according to a report from the Council for Medicare Integrity. Arkansas ranked No. 10 in the report – based on waste per participant – with a total of $6.672 million in Medicare overpayments made in 2015 for its combined 469,450 participants. Medicare overpayments relate to […]

WAFB: Study ranks Louisiana as 7th state with highest Medicare waste spending

Study ranks Louisiana as 7th state with highest Medicare waste spending Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 8:29 am ESTTuesday, January 24th 2017, 9:05 am EST By Liz Koh, Reporter Source: WAFB BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –The Council for Medicare Integrity recently did a study on states who have the highest Medicare waste spending. Louisiana ranks as the No. 7 state with the highest Medicare waste spending per beneficiary. Washington, DC came in first place. The study is based on Medicare overpayments collected in fiscal […]

KATV: Report: Arkansas improves on Medicare overpayment, still among worst in the nation

Report: Arkansas improves on Medicare overpayment, still among worst in the nation by Talk Business & PoliticsTuesday, January 24th 2017 LITTLE ROCK (TALK BUSINESS & POLITICS) — Overpayments recorded in Arkansas totaled $14.21 per Medicare participant in 2015, one of the highest levels in the United States, according to a report from the Council for Medicare Integrity. Arkansas ranked No. 10 in the report – based on waste per participant – with a total of $6.672 million in Medicare overpayments made in […]