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CMS Achieves Improper Payment Reductions

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:29 PM

CMS is committed to reduce improper payments by focusing on identifying, reporting, and implementing actions to reduce payment error vulnerabilities. As a result of their efforts, this is the first year in improper payment reporting history that Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS), Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D, Medicaid and CHIP achieved reductions in all five programs’ improper payment rates.

“Home health corrective actions resulted in a significant $6.92 billion decrease in estimated improper payments from 2015 to 2018.  The home health improper payment rate decreased from 58.95 percent in 2015 to 17.61 percent in 2018.”

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