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Audit (A-07-12-00390)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Did Not Claim Some Allowable Pension Costs for Fiscal Years 2003 Through 2009

Executive Summary

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBS Tennessee), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contractor, did not claim $221,000 of pension costs that were allowable for Medicare reimbursement for fiscal years 2003 through 2009. In addition, BCBS Tennessee's entire qualified defined benefit plan termination claim of $444,000 was unallowable for Medicare reimbursement. BCBS Tennessee administered Medicare Part A operations under cost reimbursement contracts with CMS until the contractual relationship was terminated effective August 1, 2009.

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