Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Expenses and Revenues Presented in Congressional Testimony by Tulane Medical Center," (A-06-08-00011)

June 13, 2008


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Tulane Medical Center's (the hospital) expenses 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 $6 million of revenue that it received during this period.  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 overall results of our review and provided clarifying comments concerning the $6 million of revenue not included in the testimony.  This was an informational report, and we had no recommendations.