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CMS collects $162 million in overpayments in first three months of 2011
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has collected more than $313 million in Medicare overpayments through its recovery audit program since October 2009, according to the CMS’ most recent recovery-audit report (PDF)—and nearly half of that was collected from January through March of this year. The CMS collected $162 million in overpayments through the first three months of 2011, as compared with $75.8 million from October to December 2010 and $75.4 million from October 2009 to September 2010.