Skip Navigation Change Font Size

Audit (A-02-12-01021)

06-04-2013
Medicare Compliance Review of the Brooklyn Hospital Center for Calendar Years 2010 and 2011

Complete Report

Download the complete report

Adobe® Acrobat® is required to read PDF files.

Summary

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (the Hospital), operating in New York, complied with Medicare billing requirements for 27 of the 162 claims we reviewed. However, the Hospital did not fully comply with Medicare billing requirements for the remaining 135 claims, resulting in overpayments of $545,000 for calendar years 2010 and 2011. Specifically, 112 inpatient claims had billing errors resulting in overpayments of $532,000, and 23 outpatient claims had billing errors resulting in overpayments of $13,000. These overpayments occurred primarily because the Hospital did not have adequate controls to prevent incorrect billing of Medicare claims and its staff did not fully understand the Medicare billing requirements within the selected areas of risk.

Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at Public.Affairs@oig.hhs.gov.

I'm Looking For

Let's start by choosing a topic

Exclusions Database Report Fraud
Newsletter Sign Up Envelop Graphic

Stay up to date on the latest OIG news and opinions

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201