The OIG has released a report entitled “Collection Rate for Overpayments Made to Medicare Suppliers in South Florida.” The OIG found that the collection rate for Medicare DMEPOS overpayments in South Florida identified by Program Safeguard Contractors was only 1%, with a median overpayment amount of $527,420. By December 2008, only 1 of the 315 suppliers associated with these overpayments was still an active Medicare supplier, making overpayment collection difficult. The OIG concluded that overpayment identification and collection may not be the most effective program integrity tool for DMEPOS claims, especially in high-fraud areas, increasing the importance of ensuring that claims are legitimate and appropriate prior to payment.