Quick-Reaction Report on the Audit of ReCoupment Actions on Medicine Payments to Uniformed Services Treatment Facilities.
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Title VI of the Defense Appropriations Act the Act for Fiscal Year 1993 directed that not more than 40 million of available funds be provided to the Uniformed Services Treatment Facilities USTF program to be used to reimburse the Health Care Financing Administration HCFA an appropriate amount, based on a joint audit by the Inspectors General of DoD and the Department of Health and Human Services HHS,for payments previously made to USTFs for health care provided to eligible retired DoD beneficiaries over age 65 between October 1, 1986, and December 31, 1989. The Act further provided that the funds made available shall be obligated 30 days after the Inspectors General of DoD and HHS have jointly reported on the amounts claimed by HCFA and provided an assessment of procedures to avoid any future billing inaccuracies. On April 8, 1993, HCFA submitted a memorandum to the Assistant Inspector General for Health Care Financing Audits, HHS, claiming about 44.7 million for recoupment from the DoD USTF program for Medicare payments, Prospective Payment System costs, and accrued interest.
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