CMS can’t collect all overpayments

The Office of Inspector General reported last week that CMS isn’t able to collect on all overpayments because of statute of limitations on collection times. As of October 2010, more than $330 million had been left behind for overpayments in FYI 2007, 2008, and part of 2009.

OIG noted that a number of obstacles, including not having adequate systems to document collections or detect data entry errors, impeded CMS’ ability to collect on overpayments.

See the full report.

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