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NJ Spotlight: Daily Number – 4

DAILY NUMBER 4 JANUARY 23, 2017 It’s no secret that medical bills in New Jersey can be sky high. Now it turns out that the Garden State is close to the top of the heap for another healthcare-related expense: Medicare overpayments. According to a new report from the Council for Medicare Integrity, New Jersey has the fourth-highest Medicare waste per beneficiary in the country. The state overpaid $18.09 per Medicare beneficiary in 2015, the most recent year for which data […]

Becker’s Hospital CFO: RAC improper payment recoveries plunge 91%

RAC improper payment recoveries plunge 91% Written by Ayla Ellison The Recovery Audit Contractor program, which has a mission to correct improper Medicare payments by identifying and collecting over- and underpayments, saw a substantial slump in recoveries in fiscal year 2015, according to a CMS report. RACs identified and corrected 618,966 claims in FY 2015, which resulted in $440.69 million in improper payments being corrected. That’s down 83 percent from the $2.57 billion in corrections RACs made in FY 2014. […]

Becker’s ASC Review: Which US regions have the most Medicare waste?

Which US regions have the most Medicare waste? Written by Eric Oliver | January 20, 2017  The Council for Medicare Integrity released its list of the regions with the highest amount of Medicare waste, featuring nine states and Washington, D.C., the Financial Times reports. The center calculated the amount of waste by taking each region’s amount of overpayments and dividing it by the amount of beneficiaries. The top regions include: Washington, D.C. — $30.90 waste per beneficiary, $2.4 million in overpayments, […]

Medicare World: States With The Highest Medicare Waste

States With The Highest Medicare Waste By Medicare World – January 20, 2017 Image courtesy of Kiplinger The Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI) released Wednesday, January 18th, an analysis of improper payments made within the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. According to CMI, “The analysis looks at the amount of Medicare over-payments collected from providers by Recovery Audit Contractors in each state in 2015 and crosses that data with the number of Medicare beneficiaries in each state in 2015, to arrive at […]

Yahoo Finance: The 10 States with the Worst Medicare Waste

The 10 States With the Worst Medicare Waste Eric Pianin The Fiscal Times January 19, 2017 Despite stepped up efforts to crack down on Medicare fraud and wasteful spending, the federal government lost at least $43 billion in fiscal 2015 to health care providers who filed improper or bogus claims to the program, according to a new study. Nine states and the District of Columbia were responsible for the lion’s share of the total improper payments, according to a new […]

The Fiscal Times: The 10 States With the Worst Medicare Waste

The 10 States With the Worst Medicare Waste By Eric Pianin   January 19, 2017 Despite stepped up efforts to crack down on Medicare fraud and wasteful spending, the federal government lost at least $43 billion in fiscal 2015 to health care providers who filed improper or bogus claims to the program, according to a new study. Nine states and the District of Columbia were responsible for the lion’s share of the total improper payments, according to a new study by the Council […]

El Paso Herald-Post: Report: Texas 3rd on List of States with Highest Medicare Waste

Report: Texas 3rd on List of States with Highest Medicare Waste  January 19, 2017 Washington, D.C. – The Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI) today released an analysis of improper payments made within the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. The analysis looks at the amount of Medicare overpayments collected from providers by Recovery Audit Contractors in each state in FY2015 and crosses that data with the number of Medicare beneficiaries in each state in 2015, to arrive at an amount of taxpayer dollars wasted per […]

Business Insider: These 10 states are the worst when it comes to Medicare waste

These 10 states are the worst when it comes to Medicare waste Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times REUTERS/Jason Reed Despite stepped up efforts to crack down on Medicare fraud and wasteful spending, the federal government lost at least $43 billion in fiscal 2015 to health care providers who filed improper or bogus claims to the program, according to a new study. Nine states and the District of Columbia were responsible for the lion’s share of the total improper payments, according […]

Kaiser Health News: 9 States, D.C. Made Up Lion’s Share Of Medicare Waste In 2015

9 States, D.C. Made Up Lion’s Share Of Medicare Waste In 2015 This is the second consecutive year that the District of Columbia has topped all states in Medicare waste per beneficiary. In other news, Medicare officials warn Pennsylvania health plans that they could face fines if they don’t fix their directories. The Fiscal Times: The 10 States With The Worst Medicare Waste  Despite stepped up efforts to crack down on Medicare fraud and wasteful spending, the federal government lost […]

Top 10 States with Highest Medicare Waste

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2017 CONTACT: Kristin Walter kristin.walter@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995 Top 10 States with Highest Medicare Waste Waste Chief Reason Medicare Predicted to be Bankrupt by 2028  Washington, D.C. – The Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI) today released an analysis of improper payments made within the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. The analysis looks at the amount of Medicare overpayments collected from providers by Recovery Audit Contractors in each state in FY2015 and crosses that data with the number […]