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Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Aronovitz, Leslie G.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) -- the agency that administers Medicare -- estimated that the program made about $700 million in improper payments for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, & supplies (DMEPOS) from April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. To protect Medicare from improper DMEPOS payments, CMS relies on 3 Program Safeguard Contractors (PSC), & 4 contractors that process Medicare claims, to conduct critical program integrity activities. This report examines CMS¿s & CMS¿ contractors¿ activities to prevent & minimize improper payments for DMEPOS, & describe CMS¿s oversight of PSC program integrity activities. Includes GAO recommendations. Charts & tables.Aronovitz, Leslie G. is the author of 'Medicare : Improvements Needed to Address Improper Payments for Medical Equipment and Supplies', published 2007 under ISBN 9781422315637 and ISBN 1422315630.