Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Medicare Bad Debts At The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center," (A-09-02-00057)

July 8, 2002


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The objective of our review of inpatient Medicare bad debts at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (the Hospital) was to determine if Medicare bad debts claimed by the Hospital were in compliance with the Medicare reimbursement criteria.  Our review focused on inpatient Medicare bad debts claimed by the Hospital totaling $2,993,138 during the Hospitalís cost report period ending March 31, 2000.  Of the $2,993,138 bad debts claimed, a net amount of $2,432,883 did not meet the Medicare reimbursement requirements.  The Hospital concurred with our findings and recommendations.