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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Medicare Part B Payments to a Southern California Podiatrist for the Period
June 1, 1992 through May 31, 1997" (A-09-97-00078)

January 29, 1999

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (463 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


In this final report, we found that the Medical provider was overpaid for services included in 84 and underpaid for 15 of the 100 sample claims. The 100 claims included payments for a total of 167 separate services. We determined that 151 services, or 90 percent of the 167 services were either completely unallowable or partially unallowable for Medicare reimbursement. We estimate based on a projection of our sample results that the Medical Provider received at least $683,264 in overpayments for claims for services performed during the period June 1, 1992 through May 31, 1997.