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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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From the Office of the New York State Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

December 14, 2016, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

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

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities: The Association of Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc. Compliance With the Consolidated Fiscal Reporting and Claiming Manual (2013-S-60)
Auditors examined whether the costs claimed by the Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children Inc. were valid and consistent with contract terms and were properly allocated among the various programs funded by New York City, New York state, and other sources. For the three fiscal years ended June 30, 2013, auditors identified $493,172 in claimed costs that did not comply with state requirements and recommend such costs be disallowed. Among the ineligible charges identified were:
$208,063 in facility-related costs for shared space, $152,500 for unallowable payments for lobbyist services; and $48,802 for unsupported and duplicate payments to a contractor.

Department of Health (DOH): Facility Structure, Safety, and Health Code Waivers (Follow-Up) (2016-F-11)
An initial audit issued in June 2015 found DOH’s waiver practices did not effectively ensure that safety and structural risks related to physical plant standards at health care facilities were appropriately addressed. In a follow-up report, auditors determined DOH officials have made significant progress in addressing the problems identified in the initial audit. The initial report’s four recommendations were all implemented.

Department of Health: Medicaid Overpayments for Certain Medicare Part C Claims (Follow-Up) (2016-F-18)
An initial audit report released in January 2015 identified 5,571 Medicare Part C claims that either had unreasonably high patient cost-sharing amounts or indicated UnitedHealthcare did not cover the service. Auditors reviewed 125 Medicaid claims totaling $151,069 and found Medicaid overpaid 54 claims (43.2 percent) by $61,711. In a follow-up, auditors determined DOH officials have made progress implementing the recommendations made in the initial audit, which included recovering overpayments and instructing providers to bill Medicare Part C claims in accordance with the existing requirements.

Department of Health: Improper Payments to a Physical Therapist (Follow-Up) (2016-F-7)
An initial audit issued in December 2014 found that Medicaid overpaid a physical therapist $146,225 for 3,837 claims that were submitted to the Medicaid program with incorrect Medicare payment information. In addition, the audit questioned the propriety of 5,634 claims totaling $158,990 because the therapist submitted claims using his National Provider Identifier for services that were rendered by other clinicians.
In a follow-up report, auditors found DOH officials made some progress implementing the recommendations made in the initial audit report. Those efforts included certain steps to recover $116,298 in overpayments. However, at the time auditors completed follow-up fieldwork, none of the overpayments were actually recovered and additional actions were still needed.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Traffic Ticket Surcharges (Follow-Up) (2016-F-12)
An initial audit report issued in August 2015 concluded that, on an overall basis, the DMV consistently accounted for and reported all traffic ticket surcharge revenue. However, auditors identified certain areas where the DMV could make greater use of the data it maintains to better manage and improve its operations. In a follow-up report, auditors found DMV officials have made progress in implementing the recommendations identified in the initial report. However, additional improvements are still needed.

For access to state and local government spending and more than 50,000 state contracts, visit www.openbooknewyork.com. The easy-to-use website was created by DiNapoli to promote openness in government and provide taxpayers with better access to the financial workings of government.

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