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HHS finds $1.5 billion in bad billing by SNFs
Modern Healthcare

Skilled-nursing facilities received $1.5 billion in inappropriate Medicare payments in 2009, according to HHS‘ inspector general’s office, which found that one quarter of all SNF claims in the period were done in error. The report could lead to increased scrutiny of SNFs by Medicaid Audit Contractors. The majority of the identified incorrect claims were upcoding errors, with many of the claims related to what is known as ultrahigh therapy, according to the report from the inspector general.