Department of Health and Human Services

"Review of Transitional Pass-Through Payments At Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center For The Period August 1, 2000 Through June 30, 2001," (A-01-01-00552)

December 12, 2001


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The objective of this review was to determine whether transitional pass-through payments for drugs, biologicals, and medical devices were reimbursed in accordance with Medicare laws and regulations.  Based on our review of payments to the hospital for 100 sample pass-through items, we determined that the hospital was reimbursed for pass-through drugs, biologicals, and medical devices in accordance with Medicare laws and regulations.  In this respect, we found that all sample items were eligible for transitional pass-through payments and were billed properly by the hospital.