HHS Should Watch For High-Billing Doctors, Report Says

Law360, Washington (December 20, 2013, 1:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should pay closer attention to the amount doctors are billing each year for certain Medicare services, a government report said Friday, detailing high levels of overpayments to doctors billing over $3 million.

The report from the HHS inspector general said reviewing clinicians who submit high cumulative payments could improve Medicare's efforts to reduce fraud and overpayments, since department auditors have discovered high rates of inappropriate billing among those high-billing clinicians.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administers...
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