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Review of Medical Assistance Payments Made by the New York State Department of Social Services to Eleven Free-Standing State-Operated Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment Centers

Issued on  | Posted on  | Report number: A-02-91-01048

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This final audit report disclosed that the New York State Department of Social Services improperly claimed Federal financial participation for Medicaid payments made to 11 free-standing State-operated inpatient alcoholism treatment centers (ATC) during the period July 1, 1985 through October 31, 1990. We are recommending recovery of $3,423,172 (Federal share) and that the State discontinue its practice of using Medicaid Management Information Systems provider identification numbers assigned to various State-operated psychiatric centers to claim Medicaid reimbursement for inpatient services provided in State-operated ATCs.