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November 19, 2010

 

DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Hudson City School District

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Hudson City School District - Medicaid Revenue Enhancements.

“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 Hudson City School District needs to do a better job seeking Medicaid reimbursement – for local as well as state taxpayers.”

DiNapoli’s auditors found that the district lacked written policies and procedures to define the responsibilities for collecting data, monitoring student eligibility, documenting services, submitting and reconciling claims, and monitoring the receipt of payments. As a result, the contractor processed claims for only 122 of the district’s 307 Medicaid-eligible students.

Auditors from DiNapoli’s office estimate that the district did not claim eligible services totaling at least $460,256, which would have resulted in the district receiving about $115,064 and New York State receiving $115,064 in potential Medicaid reimbursement revenue.

For a full copy of the audit, see: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/schools/2010/hudsoncity.pdf

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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