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November 20, 2020

Fee for Service Improper Payment Rate Continues to Decline

As a result of continued focus and attention by the federal government, the estimated improper payment rate for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) has decreased to 6.25%, down from around 11% in 2016. This decrease translates to about a $15 billion reduction of FFS improper payments, which comes in the form of less fraud, waste and abuse that can increase the overall costs of healthcare.