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Alta Bates Medical Center Inaccurately Reported Wage Data, Resulting in Medicare Overpayments

Alta Bates Medical Center, located in Berkeley, California, did not comply with all Medicare requirements for reporting wage data in its fiscal year 2010 Medicare cost report. We estimated that, as a result, in 2014 Medicare overpaid the Medical Center $154,000 and overpaid 32 other hospitals in 2 core-based statistical areas a total of approximately $5.3 million.

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