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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Pension Costs Claimed for Medicare Reimbursement by Health Care Service Corporation," (A-07-01-00128)

May 29, 2001


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (120 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The purpose of this review was to determine the allowability of pension costs claimed for Medicare reimbursement for Fiscal Years (FYs) 1992 through 1998.   We determined that Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) underclaimed allowable Medicare pension costs by $1,292,114.  We recommended that HCSC revise its Final Administrative Cost Proposals (FACPs) to reflect the remaining allowable pension costs.