HHS Finds $1B in Home Health Medicare Claims Miss Data

Law360, Washington (February 29, 2012, 8:17 PM EST) -- Home health agencies are not meeting federal reporting requirements for Medicare payments, and more than $1 billion in 2009 Medicare payments are missing assessment data, according to a report Monday from the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services' inspector general.

Home health agencies failed to report assessment data for more than 392,000 Medicare claims in 2009 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. While the oversight accounts for 6 percent of claims during that time, they have a $1 billion price tag and should...
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