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Audit (A-09-09-00102)

Review of Excessive Payments for Outpatient Services at Swedish Medical Center – First Hill for Calendar Years 2004 Through 2007

Executive Summary

Of Swedish Medical Center – First Hill’s (First Hill) 53 Medicare outpatient claims in which payments exceeded charges by $500 or more, 50 claims were inappropriate.  For one of these claims, the error had no impact on the payment amount. For the 49 remaining claims, First Hill received overpayments totaling approximately $158,000.

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