Report calls for better use of CMS Medicare prepayment edits

12/11/2012 | Healthcare IT News

Medicare savings might have been better for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 if CMS had used its prepayment edits more for closer examination of patient claims, according to a study released by the Government Accountability Office. The report recommends CMS take steps to boost its use of edits, such as promoting more data sharing on effective edits and examining the feasibility of raising incentives for edit implementation.

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