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Medicare Pays $23M in Dead Claims
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Medicare reimbursed providers and suppliers $23 million for healthcare services to beneficiaries in 2011, despite the fact that those beneficiaries had died more than a month earlier, according to an Office of Inspector General’s report issued Oct. 31. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services “has safeguards to prevent and recover Medicare payments made on behalf of deceased beneficiaries,” the agency said.