Typo, math dyslexia or typical government officials? You be the judge


Did you listen to CMS' Open Door Forum last week? I did.

Do you remember how CMS officials said they had added 220 NPIs to the PECOS enrollment records? And how callers questioned that tiny number? And how CMS officials stood by it?

Well guess, what. Looks like that number was wrong after all. A CMS listserv forwarded to me this morning reminds folks that CMS has completed uploading 220,000 NPIs to PECOS. That's right, two-hundred-and-twenty thousand numbers, or 219,780 than they said last week.

Small wonder Medicare has so much fraud waste and abuse running rampant in its system, if numbers cause them so much trouble.

Theresa Flaherty


Oh good grief. Typical.