Cook County hospitals lost $165M due to widespread errors

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO -- Lax procedures and employee errors have cost the Cook County hospital system more than $165-million.

That's according to an Inspector General report, which found billing oversights and mistakes over the last three years led to the loss in potential revenue.

The IG report says clerks and billers who are unqualified to do their jobs are to blame.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.