Hospital Prevails Over $300,000 Medicare Penalty Caused by Typo

Jan. 23, 2020, 12:32 AM

Post Acute Medical Squared at Texarkana LLC convinced a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Wednesday that the U.S. government relied on an outdated rule when it didn’t reconsider the long-term care facility’s challenge to a Medicare penalty of almost $300,000 that stemmed from a typo.

PAM Squared made what officials thought was a routine data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services four years ago, but due to a typo, the centers imposed a 2% Medicare payment reduction to the hospital, leading to $278,052 in losses.

PAM Squared lost its appeals before CMS and the Provider Reimbursement Review ...

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