OIG tags Arizona hospital for erroneous billing

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Based upon its findings, the OIG advised the medical facility refund Medicare $79,216, workout reasonable diligence to recognize and return any extra overpayments, and reinforce controls to make sure complete compliance with Medicare requirements..

In composed talk about the draft report, Flagstaff Medical Center concurred that three claims were improperly billed as inpatient due to human error..

Flagstaff (Ariz.) Medical Center stopped working to adhere to Medicare billing requirements for three of 100 inpatient and outpatient claims evaluated by HHS Office of Inspector General, according to an OIG report..

For 3 claims, the health center incorrectly billed Medicare for inpatient stays that did satisfy requirements for inpatient status, the OIG stated. The three claims that did not adhere to Medicare billing requirements led to Flagstaff Medical Center getting $79,216 in overpayments during the two-year audit duration of January 2016 through December 2017, according to the OIG..

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