Wednesday, October 12, 2005

New GAO report on Medicare medical equipment supply program

GAO says Medicare program for medical equipment suppliers needs more effective screening and stronger enrollment standards. Report says, "In fiscal year 2004, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimated that Medicare improperly paid $900 million for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies in part due to fraud by suppliers

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