Corporate Compliance

Other Issuances: OIG reviews Part A/Part B bad debts, NGS payments to terminated providers, and more

Medicare Insider, June 22, 2010

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OIG audits bad debt

The OIG has released two reports on bad debts claimed under parts A and B by Erlanger Medical Center. The OIG determined that for fiscal year 2005 Erlanger claimed:

  • Part A bad debts totaling $55,000 ($38,000 reimbursement) that were not allowable under Medicare regulations
  • Part B bad debts totaling $49,000 ($35,000 reimbursement) that were not allowable under Medicare regulations

View the OIG report on Erlanger’s Part A bad debts.

View the OIG report on Erlanger’s Part B bad debts.

OIG reviews NGS payments to terminated providers

On June 7, the OIG issued an audit of National Government Services’ (NGS) payments to providers terminated between January 1, 2003, and January 31, 2007. The OIG determined that NGS had not recovered a total of $2 million in overpayments to 11 providers for Medicare services furnished on or after the effective termination dates of the providers’ agreements.

View the OIG report.

CMS posts FAQ on imaging accreditation

Do hospitals have to receive imaging accreditation for the Technical Component (TC) of advanced imaging that is performed under the prospective payment system?

Read the answer.



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