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Initial screening could save on audits

Posted: October 6, 2011 - 2:30 pm ET

Regarding “CMS reports to Congress on recovery auditors”:

My question is, how much of the recovery included simple coding mistakes—i.e. duplicate lines etc.—that the financial intermediary could have and should have caught?

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This has nothing to do with fraud but up-front management as the private payers do. We could save a great deal of money on audits if this type of screening happened at the time the claim is processed.

Christine Kulina
Medford, N.J.

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