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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Medicare Part A Pension Costs Claimed for Medicare Reimbursement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon for Fiscal Year 1996," (A-07-06-00214)

October 19, 2006

PDF File Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (390 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The objective of our review was to determine the allowability of Medicare Part A pension costs claimed by Oregon for Medicare reimbursement for fiscal year (FY) 1996. We found that Oregon failed to claim $136,186 of allowable Medicare Part A pension costs due to an adjustment made to pension costs from an administrative cost audit. Oregon claimed $25,552 of pension costs for Medicare reimbursement; however, we calculated the allowable Medicare pension costs during this period to be $161,738. We recommended that Oregon revise its Final Administrative Cost Proposal to claim the allowable Medicare Part A CAS pension costs of $136,186 for FY 1996. Oregon agreed with our recommendation.