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Last Modified: 12/6/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Reducing improper payments -- payment accuracy website

On November 20, 2009, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13520 -- Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs, aimed at further intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in the major programs administered by the federal government, while continuing to ensure that the right people receive the right payment for the right reason at the right time. The Executive Order requires, along with other requirements, the establishment for a central website.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in coordination with the Department of Justice and the Office of Management and Budget, has established this website creating a centralized location to publish information about improper payments made to individuals, organizations, and contractors. This website is available at https://paymentaccuracy.gov/ external link and contains information about:
Current and historical rates and amounts of improper payments
Why improper payments occur
What agencies are doing to reduce and recover improper payments
Note: An improper payment is any payment that should not have been made or that was made in an incorrect amount under statutory, contractual, administrative, or other legally applicable requirements.
The website also contains extensive information, guidance, frequently asked questions, and links to other useful resources for addressing improper payments as well as providing a centralized place where the public can report suspected incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse.
Information addressing the challenges and obstacles to overcome improper payments specific to the Medicare fee-for-service program is available under the high-priority programs web page at https://paymentaccuracy.gov/program/medicare-fee-for-service/ external link.
First Coast Service Options Inc. encourages providers to visit this website to learn more about improper payments and how to avoid them.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.