Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Retroactive Claims for the Title IV-E Foster Care Program Resubmitted by the Missouri Department of Social Services," (A-07-95-01010)

February 20, 1996

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This report addresses the allowability of retroactive quarterly claims totaling $12,236,529 in Federal financial participation (FFP) resubmitted by the Missouri Department of Social Services (State) for reimbursement under the title IV-E Foster Care Program. It was determined that $7,990,234 (FFP) resubmitted for Federal reimbursement was allowable for the calendar year 1989. The State's resubmitted Title IV-E retroactive claims, however, included $4,109,375 (FFP) which were outside the 2-year regulatory deadline for filing claims and therefore unallowable. We recommended a financial adjustment of $954,927 for the first quarter, and set aside for ACF resolution $3,154,448 for the other three quarters.