Auditors have reported that South Shore Hospital overcharged Medicare by around $341,000. The money will be reimbursed by the hospital.
South Shore Hospital is reimbursing the federal Medicare program for about $341,000 after federal auditors discovered nearly 250 billing or coding errors that created overpayments to the hospital.
The inspector general’s office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent a final report on the agency’s audit to the hospital earlier this month. The errors were discovered when auditors from the agency visited the Weymouth hospital last August and September to comb through records of claims from 2008 and 2009 that would be particularly susceptible to Medicare billing errors.
The auditors focused on a sample of 389 claims that could be susceptible to errors, and found 249 claims in that group with mistakes. The errors led to overpayments to the hospital totaling about $341,000 over the two years, the agency said.
South Shore Hospital spokeswoman Sarah Darcy said the hospital made internal improvements to prevent similar errors and… continue reading
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