Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Kansas’s Medicaid Payments for the Family Preservation Program for the Period July 1, 2000, Through June 30, 2003," (A-07-06-03076)

March 12, 2008


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Our objective was to determine whether the State agency claimed allowable Medicaid payments for family preservation services during State fiscal years (FY) 2001 through 2003 (July 1, 2000–June 30, 2003) in accordance with expenditure limitations contained in the State plan.

The State agency did not assure that its $3,376,139 ($2,030,607 Federal share) claim was equal to or less than the limit specified in the State plan.  Without such assurance—supported with auditable documentation—we are unable to express an opinion on the reasonableness of the State agency’s claim for reimbursement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quarterly Medicaid Statement of Expenditures for the Medical Assistance Program (CMS-64) reports.  The State agency’s lack of internal controls was the cause of its inability to provide such assurance.

We recommended that the State agency work with CMS to determine the allowability of the $3,376,139 ($2,030,607 Federal share) for the audit period of State FYs 2001 through 2003.  The State agency concurred with our recommendation.