OIG: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Must Refund $538k

From 2008 to 2011, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia received almost $538,000 in Medicare overpayments due to incorrectly billed inpatient and outpatient claims, according to a report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.

A little more than half of the overpayments to the 784-bed HUP, which is one of the primary teaching hospitals within the University of Pennsylvania Health System, occurred on the inpatient side.

OIG officials said HUP must refund the money to its Medicare contractor. Hospital officials agreed with the OIG's findings and said it will improve its Medicare billing compliance.

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