GAO Report: Medicare Contractors Should Coordinate More in Hunt for Improper Payments

As reported recently in CQ HealthBeat, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Increased Oversight and Guidance Could Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency of Postpayment Claims Reviews, found that Medicare contractors hired to prevent Medicare from paying needlessly for services sometimes overlap in their efforts.  GAO found that there has not been enough guidance from the…