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GAO: Medicare made $23 billion in payment errors in 2017
Modern Healthcare

Medicare made more than $23 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2017, a government watchdog report found, largely due to scant or no documentation.

The Government Accountability Office also looked at improper payments in Medicaid fee for service, which amounted to about $4.3 billion. The GAO said improper payments for Medicaid have remained relatively steady since 2011, while improper Medicare payments have spiked since 2009.

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