OIG Says CMS Overstated Its Fraud Busting Success

A new report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exaggerated its success in combating Medicare fraud by underestimating the amount of incorrect payments in 2006 for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DME). Out of Medicare’s…