By Walt Hickey Audits An analysis of 90 government audits into overpayments made to Medicare Advantage health plans covering billings from 2011 to 2013 revealed a combined $12 million in overpayments for the care of a sample of 18,090 patients. In 71 out of the 90 audits, auditors found overpayments, with 23 occasions over $1,000 a patient. This is important, because by February 1 the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services will release a final regulation that based on the results of those intense audits may order health plans to cough up hundreds of millions, possibly billions, of dollars’ worth of such overcharges back to the U.S. Treasury.
Those Medicare numbers look tiny next to the COVID programs’ fraud.
Noting the AI music program, and wondering if you’ve ever thought of turning your column over to chat gpt for a day. You could get some extra sleep and we’d all be interested in the robotic results. Auto-Numlock!