Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Expenses and Revenues Presented in Congressional Testimony by Touro Infirmary," (A-06-08-00012)

May 12, 2008


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

In an audit conducted at the request of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, we found that Touroís (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 $3.9 million of revenue that it received during this period.  At an August 1, 2007, committee hearing, the hospital presented a summary of financial data comparing its pre-Katrina (January through May 2005) and post-Katrina (January through May 2007) expenses and revenues.  The hospital requested additional Federal financial assistance, including additional grant funds from the Department, to cover losses incurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

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