Will There Be More Scrutiny on Physicians With Large Medicare Payments?
Of the 303 physicians examined, 34 percent were flagged for improper Medicare payment during later reviews. The total amount spent on these 303 physicians in 2009 represented 2 percent of the total amount Medicare spent on clinical services that year.
According to the report, the review demonstrated that identifying physicians who receive a high amount from Medicare could reveal and recover improper payments. The three medical specialties that accounted for 78 percent of the physicians examined were internal medicine, radiation oncology and ophthalmology.
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