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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Termination Costs Claimed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for the Period October 1, 2006, Through November 30, 2007," (A-09-08-00030)

June 04, 2008

PDF FileComplete Text of Report is available in PDF format (289 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The $303,000 of termination costs claimed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for the period October 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007, were allowable, allocable, and reasonable in accordance with part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Medicare contract.  Contracts with intermediaries provide for reimbursement of allowable costs when the contracts are terminated.   

Because the costs claimed were allowable, allocable, and reasonable, this report contains no recommendations.