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October 28, 2010

 

DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Pine Plains Central School District


New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit:  Pine Plains Central 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 Pine Plains Central School District failed to establish adequate policies and procedures for Medicaid claims and reimbursements. As a result, the district failed to receive thousands in potential Medicaid reimbursements it was entitled to. The district must do better.”

DiNapoli’s auditors found that district officials failed to develop written policies and procedures to define the responsibilities for collecting data and documentation, submitting and reconciling claims and monitoring the reimbursement process. As a result, auditors from DiNapoli’s office estimate that the district did not submit claims of approximately $142,350 for related services for Individual Education Plans and targeted case management for Medicaid-eligible students, and therefore did not receive its potential Medicaid reimbursement of approximately $35,600.

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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