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Orthotic devices provided to Medicare patients medically unnecessary in 19% of cases -- HHS IG.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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DME FIRMS SUPPLIED ORTHOTIC DEVICES TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES in 68% of cases in which the HHS Office of the Inspector General determined the medical need to be "questionable," a newly issued report from IG concludes. In 35% of cases deemed questionable, the devices were supplied by certified orthotists.
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