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Consolidation, prior authorization drive improper Medicare payments to historic low
November 20, 2021 - 8:34 am

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services at one point paid providers who accidentally amputated the wrong patient leg. Now, thanks to improper payment regulations, clinicians who excise healthy limbs can’t bill regulators for their service.

Source: Modern Healthcare

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/payment/medicare-payments-reach-historic-low-consolidation-prior-authorization

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