HHS wants $145M from Illinois for hospital overpayments

The federal government is seeking nearly $145 million from the state of Illinois because it overpaid two Chicago-area hospitals to care for uninsured and Medicaid patients more than a decade ago, reported the Chicago Tribune.

Most of that money is owed by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, with some overpayments also going to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Tribune. An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services criticized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for not being more aggressive in clawing back overpayments to providers. Article

Suggested Articles

John Muir Health is joining forces with Optum as part of an effort to maintain its independence, the two companies announced. 

Clinical Pathology Laboratories, based in Austin, Texas, says 2.2 million patients may have had their personal information compromised.

A global budget model launched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts slowed healthcare spending growth by 12% over eight years.