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Reports question $125 million in Medicare payments for inmates, illegal aliens
Modern Healthcare

A lag time in getting accurate information from the Social Security Administration caused Medicare to make as much as $125 million in improper payments for healthcare provided to people who were incarcerated or living illegally in the country, two new reports say.

Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner partially disputed the findings, saying it wasn’t clear that all $125 million was incorrectly paid and that it might be prohibitively expensive to try to recoup all of the money.