Medicare Provider Databases Need Overhaul, OIG Says

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The information in two Medicare provider databases is often inaccurate, incomplete and inconsistent between each, and it must be improved to ensure the integrity of the Medicare program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said Wednesday.

According to the watchdog’s report, dated Tuesday but released Wednesday, about half of the information in both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ National Plan and Provider Enumeration System and its Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System is inaccurate, with many inconsistencies in...
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