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Audit (A-02-11-01016)

The Community Hospice, Inc., Improperly Claimed Medicare Reimbursement for Some Hospice Services

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The Community Hospice, Inc. (the Hospice), operating in New York State, claimed Medicare reimbursement for some hospice services that did not comply with certain Medicare requirements. Of the 100 beneficiary-months in our random sample for which the Hospice claimed Medicare reimbursement, 93 beneficiary-months complied with Medicare requirements, but 7 did not. We estimated that the Hospice received at least $447,000 in improper Medicare reimbursement.

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