Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Graduate Medical Education Reimbursements Claimed by the Methodist Hospital for Fiscal Year 1999," (A-06-02-00018)

June 5, 2002


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This report presents the results of our review of medical education payments claimed by the Methodist Hospital (MH) during the fiscal year ended December 31, 1999.  We determined that MH overclaimed GME reimbursements by $30,230.  This overstatement occurred because MH misclassified non-primary residents as primary residents on the cost report.  The cost classification error did not affect the GME/IME FTE count or IME reimbursement.  The MH agreed with our findings and recommendations.