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ID:

743

Date:

2015-07-10

Headline:

Federal Audits of Medicare Advantage Reveal Widespread Overcharges

Reporter's name:

Fred Schulte

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

NPR

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Four healthcare providers overcharged the federal government for more than half their patients, an audit of medical and billing records under the “Medicare Advantage” program concluded.

Notes:

The Center for Public Integrity used FOIA to obtain audits, conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services over several years, of Medicare Advantage plans run by four private health-insurance companies.

Keywords:

Medicare Advantage, Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, audits, health care, Risk Adjustment Data Validation, RADV

URL:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/10/421529105/federal-audits-of-medicare-advantage-reveal-widespread-overcharges


Agencies:

HHS

States:

DC
FL
NJ
NM
PA
WA

Categories:

federal budget
health care


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