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