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HHS Officials Explain $47.9B in Improper Medicare Payments
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The federal government issued $47.9 billion in improper payments to Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage in fiscal 2010, and Thursday officials from the Office of Inspector General, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Government Accounting Office went before a House subcommittee to explain why. The House Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management heard testimony attributing the improper payments to a number of causes, primarily improper documentation.