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KNWA: Arkansas One of Worst States for Medicare Waste

Arkansas One of Worst States for Medicare Waste

By: Karella Kordsmeier 

Posted: Jan 24, 2017 04:23 PM CST

Updated: Jan 24, 2017 07:01 PM CST

ARKANSAS – It’s getting better but Arkansas is still one of the worst Medicare payments systems in the country.

Medical providers were given more than $6.5 million in Medicare overpayments in 2015. That equates to a little more than $14 per claim.

The mistakes usually happen when a provider inaccurately bills Medicare for the services provided using a billing code that pays out at a higher rate that what is approved.

According to the Council for Medicare Integrity, $43 billion was wasted in Medicare for the 2015 fiscal year. Other states on the list of worst states for Medicare overpayment include Texas, Oklahoma and California.

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