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Audit (A-03-12-00010)

Ashtabula County Medical Center Incorrectly Billed Medicare for Leuprolide Acetate Implants

Executive Summary

Ashtabula County Medical Center (the Medical Center) incorrectly billed Medicare for all of the 14 line items billed for leuprolide acetate implants, rather than leuprolide acetate injections. The Medical Center billed Medicare using an incorrect Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code and incorrect units of service. As a result, the Medical Center was overpaid a total of $258,000.

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