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Top 10 States For Medicare Waste Overbilled $2 Billion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT: Kristin Walter kristin.walter@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995  Top 10 States For Medicare Waste Overbilled $2 Billion Council for Medicare Integrity releases annual list of most wasteful states Washington, D.C. – The Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI) today released its list of the Top 10 States for Medicare Waste, compiled using data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) FY2013 RAC Report to Congress. California tops the list with $517 million in overpayments from Medicare, improperly billing $150 […]

WJRT-TV: Michigan on list of top 10 states with Medicare waste

Michigan on list of top 10 states with Medicare waste     MICHIGAN (WJRT) – (03/31/15) – Michigan has made it onto a list of the top 10 states in the country with Medicare waste. Michigan came in at numbernine, with $108 million in over payments. The Council for Medicare Integrity ranked the states, with California coming in at number one, followed by New York and Florida. Medicare provides healthcare coverage to more than 50 million Americans. CMI says there were billions of dollars in […]

Local21News.com: Report: Pennsylvania on list for high Medicare waste

From Local21News.com: Report: Pennsylvania on list for high Medicare waste HARRISBURG, Pa. — A report from the Council for Medicare Integrity states Pennsylvania is one of the top five states with Medicare waste. According to the numbers citing data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services FY 2013 RAC Report to Congress, California has about $517,000,000 in over payments from Medicare. Pennsylvania ranks fifth with $153,000,000; a million dollars more than Texas. At a hearing this morning in Washington […]

OzarksFirst.com: Report: Missouri Among Worst at Medicare Overbilling

From OzarksFirst.com:   Report: Missouri Among Worst at Medicare Overbilling WASHINGTON– Missouri ranks number four in the nation for most wasteful states for Medicare overbilling. That’s according to the Council for Medicare Integrity, which released a report on Tuesday. According to its data, Missouri improperly billed Medicare nearly $170 million. The top ten states collectively overbilled about $2 Billion. To read the entire report, click here. To read the original article, click here.

WCTV-TV: Organization Ranks Florida 3rd in Nation in Medicare Waste

By: WCTV Eyewitness News March 31, 2015 Washington, D.C. – According to the Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI), Florida ranked third in the nation in overbilled Medicare waste. California tops the list with $517 million in overpayments from Medicare, improperly billing $150 million more than in FY2012. In additional year-over-year comparisons, Missouri moved up four slots from no. 8 in 2012 to no. 4 in 2013, with an increase in $85 million in improper payments; North Carolina came in at […]

Portland Business Journal: OHSU and other Oregon hospitals overbilled Medicare by millions

From the Portland Business Journal: OHSU and other Oregon hospitals overbilled Medicare by millions Oregon hospitals overbilled Medicare $23 million in 2013, an increase of $8 million over the previous year, a new analysis has revealed. The state’s overbilling does not place Oregon high on a list of the worst states with Medicare waste — it only ranks 39th out of the 50 states — but does contribute to mismanagement that drained $46 billion in lost funds from the Medicare […]

RACFacts: Obvious Medicare Improper Payments Go Undetected

Obvious Medicare Improper Payments Go Undetected There is a lot of talk lately of “improper payments,” especially when it comes to Medicare. Earlier this month, the GAO released a report stating Medicare has the highest rate of improper payments government-wide, with overbillings of nearly $60 billion in 2014. Of that total, $46 billion was lost specifically from the Medicare Fee-For-Service program. This ultimately means Medicare paid out $60 billion for claims billed improperly in violation of Medicare policy. Although the Recovery […]

Georgia Hospitals Overbilled Medicare $75 Million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT: Kristin Walter kristin.walter@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995  Georgia Hospitals Overbilled Medicare $75 Million Washington, D.C. – Georgia ranks number 15 on a list of worst states for Medicare waste, overbilling Medicare $75 million in 2013, according to the most recent annual report by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Improper Medicare billing among the state’s healthcare providers increased $12 million over the previous year. “With waste on the rise, it is vital to have policies […]

Maryland Hospitals Overbilled Medicare $23 Million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristin Walter kristin.walter@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995  Maryland Hospitals Overbilled Medicare $23 Million Washington, D.C. – Maryland hospitals overbilled Medicare $23 million in 2013, according to an annual report by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Maryland ranked number 38 on a list of the worst states with Medicare waste in 2013, the most recent year for which government data is available. “With waste on the rise, it is vital to have policies in place that […]

McKnight’s: Addressing improper billing

From McKnight’s: Addressing improper billing The Government Accountability Office, which provides oversight to Congress, recently released a report sharing an alarming figure. Medicare lost $60 billion to improper billing in 2014, and of that, $46 billion was lost specifically from the Medicare Fee-For-Service program. The report shares that Medicare has the highest rate of financial waste government-wide. Hemorrhaging tens of billions of taxpayer dollars each year should be alarming to all, especially in light of the fact that the losses […]