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Senate Chides Medicare for $70M in Over-Payments for MedTech

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:29am
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Members of the Senate's Finance Committee lambaste Medicare over a largely unrecoverable $70 million sum of over-payments for durable medical equipment.

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Medicare has lost about $70 million in unrecoverable sums overpaid to makers of durable medical devices, according to a Health & Human Services Dept. report, and the Senate's Finance Committee isn't too pleased.

A bipartisan coalition from the committee chastised Medicare regulators for allowing million of dollars to "go to waste without a serious effort to recover it," according to a a statement from Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

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