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OIG Reports Providers Charged Medicare for Nonmedical Services

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently reported that it believes Medicaid is being inappropriately billed for certain nonmedical services (e.g. bathing, dressing and light housework). As a result of two recent audits, OIG has requested that North Carolina and Washington refund the federal government more $61 million resulting from improper Medicaid claims. It was discovered that these claims lacked the necessary documentation. Additionally, it was determined that the claims weren’t included in the states’ plan of care, were provided without medical supervision and the qualifications for the in-home providers could not be verified.

If you have any questions relating to home health compliance or Medicaid/Medicare billing requirements, please contact a Wachler & Associates attorney at 248-544-0888.

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