Grassley wants CMS 'underestimation' answers

October 2008
Biomedical Business & Technology;Oct2008, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p33
The article reports on the letters sent by Senator Chuck Grassley to Kerry Weems, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), demanding full accounting of how the agency underestimated the extent of improper Medicare payments for durable medical equipment (DME). Miscalculations by Medicare officials were caused by the agency's failure to have auditors follow CMS' policy for checking claims, according to an audit released by Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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