MINNEAPOLIS – A federal judge may have granted the government’s request to dismiss a competitive bidding-related lawsuit filed against CMS by a specialty HME provider, but that doesn’t mean he thinks justice was served.
WASHINGTON – A pair of lawmakers have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the impact of a 72% cut, on average, to reimbursement set to go into effect July 1 as part of a national mail order program for diabetes supplies. In a letter, Reps.
WASHINGTON – Use of prepayment edits saved Medicare at least $1.76 billion in fiscal year 2010, but they could have saved even more had they been more widely used, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
WASHINGTON – The Medicaid Integrity Group’s (MIG’s) hiring of separate review and audit contractors was “inefficient and led to duplication because key functions were performed by both entities,” according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
WASHINGTON – Medical facilities and durable medical equipment suppliers were the most frequent subjects of criminal cases for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, according to an Oct. 9 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
I like the heat CMS and its contractors are getting for their audit activities as of late. The lead for this story in Bloomberg Businessweek, based on a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), pretty much says it all:
Did anyone else raise an eyebrow when the Government Accountability Office stated in a recent report that use of portable oxygen concentrators has gone down while use of stationary concentrators has gone up from 2001 to 2008?