Auditor General DeFoor Releases Tobacco Settlement Fund Audits for 17 Health Care Facilities in 14 Counties


June 27 2022
Press Release Image

Auditor General DeFoor Releases Tobacco Settlement Fund Audits for 17 Health Care Facilities in 14 Counties

Printer friendly news release

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor today announced the release of tobacco settlement fund audits for 17 health care facilities in Allegheny, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Columbia, Jefferson, Luzerne, McKean, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland and Wyoming counties.

“Our audits ensure hospitals have documentation to support the receipt of tobacco settlement funds before receiving reimbursement for uncompensated care,” DeFoor said.

Reached in 1998, the landmark Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement settled state lawsuits brought against tobacco companies to recover costs associated with treating smoking-related illnesses. Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Settlement Act (Act 77 of 2001) allocated some of the billions of dollars in settlement funds to reimburse hospitals for providing care to uninsured patients.

The audit reports are linked below or available online at www.PaAuditor.gov/audit-reports.

Allegheny County

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville

UPMC East

UPMC McKeesport

Bedford County

UPMC Bedford

Blair County

Penn Highlands Tyrone

UPMC Altoona

Cambria County

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center

Columbia County

Berwick Hospital Center

Jefferson County

Penn Highlands Brookville

Luzerne County

Geisinger Wyoming Valley

McKean County

Bradford Regional Medical Center

Montgomery County

Avenues Recovery Medical Center at Valley Forge

Philadelphia County

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Somerset County

UPMC Somerset  

Washington County

Penn Highlands Mon Valley

Westmoreland County

Excela Health Frick Hospital

Wyoming County

Tyler Memorial Hospital

 

Review other recent audits, sign up to be notified when new audits are released and learn more about the Department of the Auditor General online at www.PaAuditor.gov.

# # #

Return to search results