Corporate Compliance

NY hospital agrees to repay $255,000 to Medicaid for billing mistakes

Compliance Monitor, September 2, 2009

Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, NY, agreed to repay $255,000 to the Medicaid program following a state investigation, according to The Steuben Courier Advocate.
 
According to the article, Ira Davenport CEO James Watson said the mistakes were inadvertent and caused by confusion over billing rules. He said the experience was positive and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit used it as an opportunity to teach the hospital proper billing and how to avoid future mistakes.

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