Review of High-Dollar Medicare Payments to Hospitals for Inpatient Claims Processed by National Government Services for the Period January 1, 2003, Through December 31, 2005

July 24, 2008 | Audit A-02-08-01002

Executive Summary

National Government Services (formerly Empire Medicare Services) overpaid providers $464,000 for 18 of the 100 high-dollar payments ($200,000 or more) in our statistical sample for calendar years 2003-2005. Providers refunded five overpayments, totaling $65,000, prior to our fieldwork. At the start of our fieldwork, 13 of the overpayments, totaling $398,000, remained outstanding.

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