OIG Report Finds POPTS Fall Below Standard of Care 91% of the Time

Here is the key quote found within the first few paragraphs of the 2006 Office of Inspector General (OIG) study on POPTS.

“We found that 91 percent of physical therapy biled by physicians and allowed by Medicare during the first 6 months of 2002 did not meet program requirements, resulting in $136 milion in improper payments. In addition, we analyzed Medicare claims data from 2002 to 2004 and identified aberrances in physicians biling patterns and unusually high volumes of claims.”

For the full OIG report, please click the link below:

OIG Study 2006

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