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OIG: Palmetto failed to collect $545,639 in hospice overpayments

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is calling for Palmetto GBA to refund $17,513 to hospices and attempt to collect $545,639 in overpayments after an audit of the Medicare contractor’s policy around overpayments in lookback years.

The OIG noted Palmetto policies that waived collection for overpayments for a lookback year under a certain threshold and under certain conditions.

Palmetto concurred with the recommendations, plans to issue refunds and will attempt to collect on overpayments, according to a response included in the OIG report.

Read the full report.