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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Tapestry Health Systems, Inc., Financial Management Systems Related to Title X Family Planning Program," (A-01-99-01504)

May 2, 2000

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.41 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


Tapestry health Systems, Inc. (Tapestry) is a nonprofit human service organization providing comprehensive medical services throughout Western Massachusetts. Our final report points out several areas in Tapestry's financial management systems, which were not compliant with Federal regulations and need improvements. Until improvements are implemented, Tapestry's financial management systems do not provide adequate assurance for control over the accountability of Federal awards. We recommended that Tapestry develop and implement systems that (1) provide for the identification of Title X expenses; (2) ensure family planning surplus revenues are used to further the family planning program; (3) specify requests for Title X funds to be related to minimum amounts needed to be as close as it is feasible to the actual cash requirements for the Title X program, prior to becoming eligible for the advance system of requesting funds; and (4) ensure space costs which benefit more than one program are allocated to each program on an equitable basis. In addition, we recommend that Tapestry continue to monitor support for payroll charges to ensure proper allocation of the salaries of employees working in the family planning program. Tapestry concurred with our recommendations and agreed to take corrective actions.