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July 21, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Lawsuits Allege Inflated Risk Adjustment Scores, Resulting in False Claims

In yesterday’s post, we introduced the concept of risk assessment scores, and how the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) relies on information reported by healthcare facilities to adjust reimbursement rates [1. Medicare Managed Care Manual, Chapter 7.] for certain demographics and regional areas. As a review, certain […]
July 20, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Courts Considering Concept of Inflated ‘Risk Adjustment Scores’ Under the False Claims Act

According to a report published by the Center for Public Integrity, as many as six separate whistleblower lawsuits have been filed since 2010 alleging inflated ‘risk adjustment scores’ submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This paradigm shift in alleging false claims centers on the notion that […]
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