Medicare Paid $23M on Behalf of Deceased Patients

A federal investigation has found that CMS reimbursed providers and suppliers $23 million for services to beneficiaries in 2011 who had died more than a month earlier.   Although CMS claims that it has safeguards in place to prevent instances like these, the agency paid a substantial amount for Medicare Part A, B, C and D claims; Part C plans accounted for 86% or $19,906.805 of improper payments to 11,835 deceased beneficiaries. Investigators believe the issue is related to incorrect dates of death. CMS states that they are considering developing a model which would identify providers who submit claims for services after their patients die.

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