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Rhode Island Hospice General Inpatient Claims and Payments Did Not Always Meet Federal and State Requirements

The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicaid (State agency), did not always make Medicaid payments for hospice general inpatient care services in accordance with Federal and State requirements. As a result, the State agency overstated its claim for hospice general inpatient hospice services by approximately $45,000 ($27,000 Federal share).