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November 5, 2010

 

DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Northeast Central School District



New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Northeast Central School District - Increasing Medicaid Revenue.

“As Comptroller, I’m committed to using the audit process to make sure state and local governments run as efficiently as possible,” DiNapoli said.  “These audits are tools governments should use to better protect taxpayer dollars. The Northeast Central School District failed to accurately file claims for education services provided to Medicaid-eligible students.  By improving its claims processing, the district has the opportunity to enhance its revenues. That’s good for the district and good for the taxpayers.”

DiNapoli’s auditors reviewed the case records for 17 Medicaid-eligible students with individual education plans (IEP) to identify the services provided and to verify that supporting documentation was adequate. DiNapoli’s auditors also reviewed the district’s Medicaid claims to determine whether district officials claimed reimbursements for these related services.

Auditors from DiNapoli’s office found that the documentation the district maintained for the IEP-related services it provided was generally adequate, but that the district had not filed the claims for these services. For all 17 students, auditors determined that the district had not submitted claims totaling $53,299 for IEP-related services provided to the students.

As a result, the district could realize additional revenue of approximately $13,325 in Medicaid reimbursements for IEP services by submitting claims for these services. It is also likely that the state would also realize revenues of a similar amount if the district submitted claims for these services.

For a full copy of the audit, Click Here.

If you have any questions, or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s press office regarding this audit, please call 518-474-4015, or send an email to press@osc.state.ny.us.

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