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Historical Improper Payment Rates for Medicare Fee-for-Service

Fiscal Reporting Year Improper Amount (in Billions) Actual Rate Target Rate
2005 $12.1 5.2% 7.9 %
2006 $10.8 4.4% 5.1 %
2007 $10.8 3.9% 4.3 %
2008 $10.4 3.6% 3.8 %
2009 $30.8 10.8% 12.4 %
2010 $29.7 9.1% 9.5 %
2011 $28.8 8.6% 8.5 %