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Sunrise Hospital asked to pay back more than $23M to Medicare

Posted at 11:33 PM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 11:17:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas hospital is being asked to pay back more than $23 million to Medicare.

A routine federal audit found Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center did not fully comply with billing requirements and was overpaid by Medicare.

Federal authorities found errors in 54 of the 100 reviewed patient and outpatient claims.

According to the audit, the Office of the Inspector General selected a random sample of claims from January 2017 through December 2018.

Sunrise Hospital released a statement Friday stating it 'strongly disagrees' with the OIG's findings and plans to appeal 'in due course.'

Sunrise Hospital officials added "We think it unfortunate that the OIG audit process did not take into account the overwhelmingly positive outcomes and the feedback of our patients and their families, all of whom benefited from our IRF services."

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

READ THE FULL STATEMENT FROM SUNRISE HOSPITAL HERE