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Medicare Advantage Overpayments May Top $3B
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overpaid Medicare Advantage plans between $1.2 billion and $3.1 billion in 2010, and likely overpaid even more in 2011, according to an analysis released by the Government Accountability Office.

The problem came to light after policymakers expressed concern Medicare Advantage plans were reporting greater disease severity levels for their enrollees than claims for fee-for-service beneficiaries indicated.