Which States Have the Highest Rates of Medicare Overbilling?
A new report by the Council for Medicare Integrity has identified the states in which Medicare overbilling exceeds the national average. The report uses new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and says that 21 states are projected to have above average rates of overbilling Medicare for services. According to the Supplementary Appendices for the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) 2015 Improper Payment Report, the national average for improper payments during that year was 12.1 percent, one of the highest rates to date. The five states with the highest rates of overbilling are Louisiana, Texas, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Georgia.
Source/more: Council for Medicare Integrity
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