Medicare Inappropriately Paid LTCHs Millions Of Dollars

According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Medicare made millions in inappropriate payments to long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) due to problems in the program’s pay system for LTCH readmissions. The program paid LTCH $4.3 million for interrupted stays in 2010 and 2011 and $12 million to 59 LTCHs with high numbers of readmissions following the fixed day period (the number of days after which Medicare pays LTCHs for a second stay for a returning beneficiary). The program also paid $3.1 million to 24 LTCHs with high readmissions following several short stays at intervening facilities.

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