Corporate Compliance

Note: Recent OIG audits focus on overpayments due to incorrect reporting of drug units

Medicare Insider, February 23, 2010

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Editor’s note: Judith Kares, JD, CPC, regulatory specialist for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s note from the instructor.

During the last several months the OIG has been auditing hospital outpatient claims to Medicare for the drug oxaliplatin.  Two reports issued just this month identified overpayments of $80,169 to a Seattle hospital, and $981,832, to a hospital in Austin, Texas, resulting from those facilities incorrectly reporting the number of units of oxaliplatin furnished to hospital outpatients during 2005.

Continue reading Judith's note at the MedicareMentor Blog.



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