> Billing errors at South Miami Hospital led to $468,000 in Medicare overpayments for 2009 and 2010, according to recent audit released by the Office of Inspector General. Similarly, Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital received $130,000 in Medicare overpayments for 2009 and 2010 for two incorrectly billed inpatient claims, according to another OIG audit.
> Seven safety net hospitals with the highest number of Medicaid patients in Massachusetts will get $628 million, thanks to approval from the Obama administration, the Telegram & Gazatte reported. Article
> Accountable care organizations aren't favorable for ambulatory surgery centers, consulting company Garner Health CEO and attorney Craig Garner said in an interview with Becker's Hospital Review. "ASCs are the antithesis of the ACO, providing a place for physicians to exist outside of the hospital environment," he said. Interview
> Union workers at Health Management Associates are calling for the health system to revise its executive pay plan, reported The News-Press. Last year, the CEO received $7.1 million in total compensation with $2.4 million of that coming from the incentive plan. Article
And Finally… University profusely apologizes: It's public, not pubic! Article