New York State doubled billed state for Medicare Part B services, says DiNapoli

October 2007
Hudson Valley Business Journal;10/22/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 43, p33
The article reports on the overpayment of 2,000 medical providers for Medicare Part B services by the Department of Health (DOH) in New York. According to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, an estimated $600,000 has been doubled billed and there are over 10,000 instances that providers double billed Medicaid for the Medicare deductibles. DiNapoli suggested that internal controls must be built into the Medicaid system to keep refutable payments from being made.


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