OIG says Medicare overpaid long-term care hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has concluded that the Medicare program has made millions of dollars in inappropriate payments to long-term care hospitals. Many of the payments were to facilities that received patients right after a new window for covering readmitted patients began. The OIG said that the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services seemed to be unaware of many cases involving co-located providers, or those located within the same building or campus.The OIG suggested that CMS reassess its payment safeguards to ensure they are effective. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare



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