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2022 Medicare Improper Payments Data

2022 Medicare Improper Payments Data December 13, 2022

2022 Medicare Fee-For-Service Improper Payments Report was just released.  The report identified an estimated $31.46 billion in improper payments with a payment error rate of 7.46%.  The report outlines findings related to services most frequently billed and paid in error along reasons for the errors, such as medical necessity, incorrect coding and insufficient documentation. 

Some notable findings include:

We recommend reviewing the entire report.  Services identified as having high error rates should be considered for inclusion in your 2023 compliance audit plan.

HBE’s team of experts is available to assist you with risk assessments, routine auditing and monitoring, policy and procedure development as well as customized education and training for your clinical and administrative staff.

The 2022 Improper Payments report is located here:

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