The correction amounts of each quarter of the program are as follows:
As in the previous report, medical necessity issues remain the top target of each individual Recovery Auditor, three of which are cardiovascular procedures:
Also released by CMS in the past month is a report on appeals statistics for fiscal year 2011. The number of claims with overpayment determinations in 2011 was 903,372, but providers only appeal 56,620 of these claims. Of these appeals, 24,548 or 43.4% were reversed in the provider's favor. Considering the relative success of providers in their appeal efforts, the fact that 846,752 claims did not get appealed comes as a bit of a surprise.