LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hospital in Las Vegas has been asked to refund more than $23 million in services after a federal audit concluded it received millions in overpayments from Medicare.
The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a routine audit of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center of Las Vegas and claimed the hospital did not “fully comply with Medicare billing requirements” in 54 of the 100 reviewed inpatient and outpatient claims.
Five of the claims were reprocessed during the course of the audit and were removed from the amount the hospital has been asked to pay, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The audit, which selected a random sample of claims from January 2017 through December 2018, was part of a series of hospital compliance audits conducted by the federal agency. The report was released last month, and also asks the hospital to strengthen its policies to comply with Medicare requirements.