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Medicare Compliance Review of Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital for the Period January 1, 2010, Through June 30, 2012

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital (the Hospital) (operating in Louisiana) did not fully comply with Medicare inpatient billing requirements for 62 of the 100 short-stay claims we reviewed because it incorrectly billed Medicare Part A for inpatient beneficiary stays that should have been billed as outpatient or outpatient with observation services. On the basis of our sample results, we estimated that the Hospital received at least $815,000 in overpayments from Medicare.

Filed under: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services