Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Expenses and Revenues Presented in Congressional Testimony by East Jefferson General Hospital," (A-06-08-00009)

June 3, 2008


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

East Jefferson General Hospitalís (the hospital) expenses for the first 5 months of 2005 and the first 5 months of 2007 presented in its congressional testimony were generally accurate and supported by its financial records.  However, the hospitalís revenue as described in the testimony for the first 5 months of 2007 did not include $4 million in a Medicare Wage Stabilization grant it received during this period.  The Louisiana Hospital Association removed this amount when compiling the testimony data and referenced the grant amount in an explanatory note. 

We conducted this review at the request of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, before which the hospital testified at a hearing on August 1, 2007.

The hospital agreed with the results of our review.  This was an informational report, and we had no recommendations.