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CMS lags in recouping overpayments: report
Modern Healthcare

A new report says the state of Illinois still owes the federal government more than $140 million for overpaying a Chicago academic medical center that didn’t provide as much free and discounted care to the poor as it claimed more than a decade ago. That outstanding debt involving the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System was by far the single largest uncollected payment cited in a report this week from the HHS‘ inspector general office, which concluded the CMS needs to get more aggressive in recouping money from state Medicaid programs.