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August 24, 2012

 

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits have been issued:

Department of Health, Inappropriate Medicaid Payments for Recipients With Multiple Identification Numbers (Follow-Up) (2011-F-15)
Department officials made some progress in correcting the problems identified in the rinitial eport and recovered $1,680,000 in overpayments. However, further actions are still needed. All four of the prior audit's recommendations were partially implemented.

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Hudson Valley DDSO: Administration of Preservation Funds (Follow-Up) (2011-F-21)
OPWDD officials have made progress in addressing the matters in the initial audit report, as six recommendations have been implemented, one recommendation is no longer applicable and one recommendation has not been implemented.

New York State Health Insurance Program, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield Payments Made to Hudson Valley Hospital Center (Follow-Up) (2011-F-12)
Empire officials have made progress in correcting the problems identified in the initial report. Empire amended their agreement with Hudson Valley Hospital Center to specify the basis of payment for special items. Furthermore, Empire has implemented a new initiative to audit higher risk payments to certain providers; although they have not yet performed any audits of payments.

New York State Health Insurance Program, United HealthCare's Payments for Repackaged Drugs Dispensed Under the Empire Plan (Follow-Up) (2011-F-13)
United officials made some progress in addressing the matters in the initial report. United's actions included the recovery of $118,589 in improper payments that have been credited to the state. Additional actions, however, are still warranted. Of the initial report's four recommendations, two were implemented, one was partially implemented, and one was not implemented.

New York State Health Insurance Program, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield Payments Made to Stony Brook University Hospital (Follow-Up) (2011-F-14)
Empire officials made some progress in addressing the issues identified on the initial audit. Additional efforts, however, are still needed to adequately address certain issues from the initial audit that have not been completely resolved. The two recommendations from the initial audit were partially implemented.

Department of Motor Vehicles, Oversight of Revenue Contracts (Follow-Up) (2011-F-19)
Department officials have made progress in correcting some of the problems identified in the initial report. They have taken action to maximize revenue and improve monitoring of contracts. However, they did not modify contract terms to encourage prompt payment or deposit revenue checks promptly.



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