Improper Reporting For Cardiac Devices Leads to $7.7 Million in Incorrect Medicare Payments

A 2018 report from the Office of the Inspector General noted that payments reviewed for recalled cardiac medical devices did not comply with Medicare requirements for reporting manufacturer credits. Medicare incorrectly paid hospitals $7.7 million for cardiac device replacement claims, resulting in potential overpayments of $4.4 million. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed the Medicare Billing for Cardiac Device Credits fact sheet to help ensure proper reporting of manufacturer credits for cardiac devices and avoid overpayment recoveries. Read more on