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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review Of Medicaid Claims Made For 21 To 64 Year Old Residents Of Private Institutions For Mental Diseases In The Commonwealth Of Virginia," (A-03-02-00206)

August 29, 2003

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (796 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


Virginia's Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) did not establish controls to prevent it from claiming Federal financial participation (FFP) under the Medicaid program for medical services provided to 21 to 64 year old residents of private Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMDs).  Our review showed that DMAS claimed $127,678 of unallowable FFP.  The services claimed for reimbursement included personal care, practitioner, pharmacy and transportation services.  Federal laws and regulations prohibit FFP for the care and treatment of IMD patients in this age range.