Poor oversight of Medicare billing, coding costs hospital $341,000
Sure, Medicare's maze of billing and coding requirements is difficult to understand. And sometimes the software vendors don't quite keep up with all the twists and turns. But those excuses won't float when it comes to sending inaccurate claims to CMS, as Weymouth, Mass.-based South Shore Hospital recently learned. The OIG recently slapped the 318 bed acute care hospital with $314,000 in overpayments after an audit uncovered a troubling error rate among South Shore's inpatient and outpatient claims.
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