Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Minnesota Medicaid Reimbursement for Targeted Case Management Services for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004," (A-05-05-00059)

October 18, 2007


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This audit was part of a nationwide review of targeted case management (TCM) Medicaid program payments.  Our objective was to determine whether the State agency’s claim for Medicaid reimbursement of TCM services provided during fiscal years (FY) 2003 and 2004 complied with Federal and State requirements. 

Based on our review of 118 claims in 100 sampled beneficiary-months, 7 claims included in 7 beneficiary-months were unallowable because the services were insufficiently documented or unsupported by the case records.  As a result, we estimate that during FYs 2003 and 2004, the State agency claimed $7,311,860 ($3,759,338 Federal share) in TCM costs that were unallowable.  We considered the remaining 111 claims included in 93 beneficiary-months to be acceptable. 

We recommend that the State agency (1) refund to the Federal Government the $3,759,338 for undocumented and unsupported TCM services and (2) ensure that TCM services claimed under the Medicaid program are properly documented and meet Federal and State requirements.  In written comments on our draft report, the State agency did not address our recommendations.