ALBANY, N.Y. – An audit on the Department of Health (DOH) showed there were
millions of dollars in overpayments to nursing homes in New York State.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli revealed in an audit that
the DOH's computer system did not deduct payments some nursing home residents
are required to pay. Residents are
required to pay for some cost of care if they receive Medicaid along with an
income from Social Security, pensions, or other sources.
New York State recovered $46 million in Medicaid payments
after the audit.
After the initial report, a follow-up shows there are still deficiencies
in the computer system.
DiNapoli has expanded his Medicaid audit initiative and in
2013, found about $120 million in waste, fraud and abuse.
For a copy of
the follow-up report, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/093013/13f11.pdf
audit can be found at: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/sept11/092811.htm