Department of Health and Human Services

Review of Medicare Outlier Payments at Bridgeport Hospital for Fiscal Year 1999

March 14, 2002

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (422 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The objective of this review was to determine whether fiscal year 1999 Medicare outlier payments to Bridgeport Hospital were reimbursed in accordance with Medicare laws and regulations.  Our review determined that Bridgeport Hospital received $23,409 in overpayments relating to services that were not ordered by a physician, were not properly documented, represented duplicate billing, resulted from submission of incorrect DRG codes and involved charges not related to an inpatient stay.  We recommended a financial adjustment and procedural improvements.  Bridgeport Hospital < concurred with our findings and identified corrective actions they have taken.