Physician Practice

Incorrect place-of-service coding resulted in millions of potential Medicare overpayments

Physician Practice Insider, May 19, 2015

On May 8, the OIG posted a report stating physicians did not always correctly code non-facility places of service on Part B claims submitted to, and paid by, Medicare contractors nationwide. The OIG determined that Medicare contractors potentially overpaid physicians approximately $33.4 million for incorrectly coded services provided from January 2010 through September 2012. Physicians performed these services in facility locations, but physicians incorrectly coded the services as performed in non-facility locations.

View the report.

This article originally appeared in Medicare Weekly Insider.

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