Philadelphia-Area Hospitals Fess Up to Overbilling Medicare and Agree to Pay $7.9 Million

Three Philadelphia-area hospitals self-disclosed to the government that on several occasions, they had improperly billed Medicare for “one-day inpatient hospital admissions” which should have been billed as “observations” or “outpatient visits.” The hospitals agreed to pay the government a total of $7.9 million to resolve concerns about the miscoded claims. This is an emerging area for whistleblower lawsuits due to RAC audits and other new checks and balances.

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