A recent Wall Street Journal article reports that approx one fourth 1/4 of all claims submitted by nursing homes were incorrect based on a Federal Report due Thursday. The Journal claims the majority of claims were “up-coded” to a higher service than what was necessary. The Journal claims the report mentions that Nursing Homes inflates the cost of its bill to Medicare by claiming more intensive services were done than actually performed.

So whats new? Votes get inflated, so why not claims? lol… Do you think this is done on purpose or is it an honest mistake or poor training in medical billing? I”d like to hear your comments.

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