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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Medical Assistance Payments Made by the New York State Department of Social Services to Eleven Free-Standing State-Operated Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment Centers," (A-02-91-01048)

July 23, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.95 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report disclosed that the New York State Department of Social Services improperly claimed Federal financial participation for Medicaid payments made to 11 free-standing State-operated inpatient alcoholism treatment centers (ATC) during the period July 1, 1985 through October 31, 1990. We are recommending recovery of $3,423,172 (Federal share) and that the State discontinue its practice of using Medicaid Management Information Systems provider identification numbers assigned to various State-operated psychiatric centers to claim Medicaid reimbursement for inpatient services provided in State-operated ATCs.