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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Hutchinson Rural Health Clinics," (A-07-00-00118)

May 10, 2001


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (2.47 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This final report provides the results of our audit entitled, "Review of Hutchinson Rural Health Clinics." The purpose of our audit was to determine whether there were improper Medicare payments made to the Hutchinson Clinics or their physicians. We reviewed cost reports for the period January 1, 1997 through December 31, 1999. We identified $87,493 in excess Medicare payments. We recommended refund of the $87,493. We also recommended that Hutchinson Clinics ensure costs are correctly allocated in the cost report.