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Tuesday
Mar232010

BID-Needham overcharged Medicare by $569,000 in just one year.

An important part of the mission of the healthcare workers union, 1199SEIU, is to be an industry watchdog and ensure that resources are being used to protect patient care, increase healthcare access and improve hospital jobs.  To this end, 1199SEIU regularly conducts studies of hospital funding and spending practices.  When 1199SEIU discovered that BIDMC Needham had overcharged Medicare, it notified the hospital’s board of directors, after which the sum was repaid.
Read the letter to the BID-Needham and CareGroup boards.