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Posted: Apr 6, 2010 6:57 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: audit, billing problems, Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, University Medical Center, Lafayette, Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center, Independence

A legislative auditor's report has found medical billing problems at three LSU operated hospitals.

The audit report released Monday finds that Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, University Medical Center at Lafayette and Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center at Independence failed to
adequately bill and record certain hospital professional services provided to patients.

The report said the lack of financial oversight led to the overpayment of $346,715 in commissions to Healthcare Financial Services a company hired to do professional service billings for the New Orleans hospital.

Some $135,021 has been recouped but $211,694 is still owed.

LSU officials said corrective action is under way.

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