Six Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in the Philadelphia area received more than $107 million in extra payments from Medicare last year. Tenet's success nationwide in getting extra Medicare funds has triggered a federal audit and has helped cause its stock to sink in recent weeks.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 17, 2002
Nov 20, '02
See article from Institue for Health and Socioeconomic Policy--found at CNA.org.
US Hospitals: Utilizing or Exploiting Medicare Outliers?
Note that National outliner payment =3.5%. In PA average is 3.2%. Per Inquirer article, Philadelphia area Tenet facilities with 11%---all city hospitals so could expect that. However, hospital system in my backyard Crozer Keystone System has 33% rate while others in my area are 3-5%----guess who will knocking at their door.
Glad when I code my agency's DRG's/DX I can sleep soundly at night.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 20, '02