OIG tags Nebraska hospital for incorrect billing

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Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., failed to comply with Medicare billing requirements for five of 224 inpatient and outpatient claims reviewed by HHS' Office of Inspector General for the audit period of Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2014, according to a recent OIG report.

The five claims that did not comply with Medicare billing requirements resulted in the hospital receiving $69,800 in overpayments, according to the OIG.

Based on its findings, the OIG recommended the hospital refund the Medicare contractor the full overpayment and strengthen controls to ensure full compliance with Medicare requirements.

In written comments, Bergan Mercy Medical Center concurred with the OIG's findings and described how it plans to implement the OIG's recommendations. 

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