Medicare Paid These Hospitals $1.5 Billion to Clear Backlog of Disputed Claims

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“A year after paying nearly $1.5 billion to more than a third of U.S. hospitals to resolve long-standing Medicare billing disputes, the Obama administration has disclosed who got paid. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers, received nearly $16 million, more than any other hospital, according to data released by the CMS. The second-largest amount went to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., which received $14.5 million. CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., ranked third—$10.9 million—but two other New York-area hospitals rounded out the top five. Long Island Jewish Medical Center received $10.8 million and NYU Langone Medical Center was paid $10.5 million, the CMS data show.”

“In total, 2,022 hospitals shared in the government payout, which settled 346,000 claims for reimbursement for treating Medicare patients admitted on or before Oct. 1, 2013. The largest payments resolved thousands of claims at once. Memorial Hospital’s settlement covered nearly 3,000 claims.”

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