Medicare Home Health Agencies: Overpayments Are Hard to Identify and Even Harder to Collect

HEHS/AIMD-00-132 Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: May 24, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) oversight of the amounts of overpayments home health agencies (HHA) owe Medicare, focusing on: (1) whether HCFA quickly identifies and collects overpayments from closed HHAs; (2) the accuracy of the overpayment amounts HCFA reported for closed Texas HHAs; and (3) whether HCFA can effectively record and track overpayments due from closed agencies.

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