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Hospices inappropriately billed Medicare for $268 million
Modern Healthcare

Hospices inappropriately billed Medicare $268 million for inpatient care that is only supposed to be given to patients with uncontrolled pain or symptoms that can’t be managed at home, according to a new report by HHS‘ Office of Inspector General.

The OIG found that hospices billed one-third of general inpatient care stays inappropriately in 2012, based on data from a medical record review of a random sample of all such stays during that year.

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