CMS Paid Millions for Deceased Beneficiaries
The OIG identified beneficiaries who died between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2011, and analyzed Medicare claims and payments from 2011 for those individuals finding that Medicare inappropriately paid $23 million for services recorded as rendered after beneficiaries had died, despite CMS safeguards meant to prevent such payments, according to an HHS Office of Inspector General report.
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