- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - University Health System has suspended Medicare and Medicaid billing while investigating whether its outpatient clinic operations meet federal regulations.

The health system, which took over operations at the former LSU Hospital in Shreveport and E.A. Conway in Monroe, plans to take over all scheduling and dismantle what it calls “faculty clinics.”

The Times reports (https://bit.ly/1pgpeb2 ) administrators on Aug. 5 sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid outlining plans to make sure University Health can document its control over the outpatient clinics previously operated by LSU Health Shreveport.

Dr. Hugh Mighty, LSU Health Shreveport vice chancellor for clinical affairs, says the letter University Health sent to federal officials doesn’t include a specific allegation about scheduling disparities.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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