Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Costs Claimed on the Medicare Cost Report by the Prince William Annaburg Manor for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1998," (A-03-00-00215)

March 7, 2002


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The purpose of this audit was to determine whether costs claimed by Prince William Annaburg Manor (PWAM), a Medicare skilled nursing facility, on the Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 Medicare cost report were in accordance with Medicare reimbursement requirements. Our audit disclosed that $1,582,079 or about 13 percent of the total claimed by PWAM were in violation of Medicare regulations.  We recommended that Mutual of Omaha, the fiscal intermediary, adjust the FY 1998 Medicare cost report for the $1,582,079 improperly claimed, and insure that PWAM strengthens its procedures to preclude claiming unallowable cost.