New Standards Helping Lower Medicare Improper Payment Rates for 2010

November 19, 2010

New Standards Helping Lower Medicare Improper Payment Rates for 2010

After a renewed focus on fighting waste, fraud and abuse, the 2010 error rate for Medicare claims declined in 2010 and is on track for a 50 percent reduction by 2012.  The error rate for Medicare Advantage also declined and a new component measure was developed and reported for the Part D program.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also reported today the first three-year review of the Medicaid error rate.