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Suspicion of Medicare Fraud Triggers Most Reimbursement Suspensions
Health Leaders Media

When providers who were overpaid $206 million in Medicare payments were suspended from further reimbursement in 2007 and 2008, the reason was suspicion of fraud rather than simple overpayment in nearly every case, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. “The great majority of providers that CMS suspended in 2007 and 2008 exhibited characteristics that suggest fraud,” the OIG said.