Tag Archives: OIG

Heart Device Failure: Medicare Spent $1.5B Over 10 Years To Replace Defective Implants

Medicare paid at least $1.5 billion over a decade to replace seven types of defective heart devices, a government watchdog says. The devices apparently failed for thousands of senior patients. Continue reading

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Via: OIG Continues its Focus on GIP Abuse – What Hospice Providers Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector Genera l(OIG) issued a report on hospice billing for general inpatient care (GIP). According to the OIG, hospices billed Medicare for GIP inappropriately in one-third of stays in 2012, … Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” Extrapolation of Medical Necessity by the OIG

This session was recorded on Friday, June 21, 2013. Today’s show is a walk down into the rabbit hole… the rabbit hole that is Extrapolation…  We look into a case where the OIG uses extrapolation to do some strange estimations … Continue reading

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