Review of Medicare Acute Care Inpatient Same-Day Readmissions at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital (Presbyterian Shadyside) did not always bill same-day readmissions in accordance with Federal requirements. For 7 of the 27 same-day readmissions in our review, Presbyterian Shadyside incorrectly billed the second admission as a separate inpatient stay instead of a continuous stay based on the first admission, resulting in $27,000 in overpayments. These overpayments occurred because Presbyterian Shadyside did not have adequate training to review same-day readmissions and prevent incorrect billings.
Filed under: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services