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Sierra View Medical Center Medicare audit is no cause for concern
Porterville Recorder

Sierra View Medical Center being the target of a Medicare billing audit should not be of any concern to local taxpayers or patients. While the amounts mentioned were a bit staggering, the audits and their findings are somewhat routine in the medical world. Last month, Medicare announced it had done one of its routine audits of billing done by Sierra View and found discrepancies in 22 bills — two of which totaled more than $569,000. However, the hospital had already discovered that error and has since resubmitted the correct billing. However, the amount seemed like a lot and made the issue seem bigger than it really is.