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CMS Corrects Improper Payment Figures, Statistics
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In the last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted two separate sets of data that provide nationwide statistics on its Recovery Auditor program. The first update contains improper payment figures and top Recovery Auditor issues per region. In the second update, CMS provides appeals statistics for fiscal year 2011. Improper payment figures and top issues Recovery Auditor activity saw a huge spike in the latest quarter, as statistics for overpayments and underpayments both saw significant increases.