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News Briefs: September 14, 2020

In an audit of 100 outlier payments, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) said Baylor Scott & White – College Station, a hospital in Texas, didn’t properly bill claims related to 82 outlier payments. “These 82 claims, which had outliers totaling $474,282, contained 174 billing errors,” OIG said in the report,[1] which was posted Sept. 11. OIG attributed the errors mostly to College Station not having adequate controls to avoid errors related to overcharged observation time, charge errors and coding errors. In a written response, Jason Jennings, senior vice president of the College Station Region, said the hospital will refund overpayments and described compliance improvements.

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