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The objectives of our audit were to determine: (1) whether Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators (GBA) had established effective controls over accounting for and reporting administrative costs incurred under the Medicare program and (2) whether costs claimed in the Final Administrative Cost Proposals (FACP) were reasonable, allowable, and allocable in accordance with part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Appendix B of the Medicare contract.
Except for amounts claimed as pension costs and depreciation, which are being audited separately and with respect to which we drew no conclusions in this audit, we found that Cahaba GBA had an effective system of controls over accounting for and reporting administrative costs. Also, the amounts claimed as Medicare reimbursement on the FACPs for the period October 1, 2001, through September 30, 2004, satisfied contract terms and applicable regulations.