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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Medicare Contractor's Pension Segmentation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma," (A-07-00-00106)

July 17, 2001

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.17 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


Our review showed that Oklahoma's update of the Medicare segment assets from May 1, 1986 to January 1, 1999 understated segment assets by $45,508.  The understatement primarily occurred because Oklahoma did not correctly identify Medicare segment pension assets and costs, and therefore did not equitably assign contributions to the Medicare segment.  We recommended that Oklahoma increase the January 1, 1999 assets of the Medicare segment by $45,508.  Oklahoma accepted our recommendation in principle, but disagreed with certain aspects of our computations.