Home health agencies submitted 22 percent of claims in error for unnecessary medical services or for incorrect coding in 2008.
That adds up to $432 million in improper Medicare payments, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report released Tuesday.
Home health agencies did not submit required Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data for 6 percent of the claims in 2009, which represented more than $1 billion in Medicare payments, according to another OIG report.
Read Fierce Healthcare's report on Home Health care fraud and abuse here.
Get the March 2012 Office of the Inspector General Report (OIG) report on Home Health fraud and abuse here.