ALBANY, N.Y. - An audit on the Department of Health (DOH) showed there were millions of dollars in overpayments to nursing homes in New York State.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli revealed in an audit that the DOH's computer system did not deduct payments some nursing home residents are required to pay. Residents are required to pay for some cost of care if they receive Medicaid along with an income from Social Security, pensions, or other sources.
New York State recovered $46 million in Medicaid payments after the audit.
After the initial report, a follow-up shows there are still deficiencies in the computer system.
DiNapoli has expanded his Medicaid audit initiative and in
2013, found about $120 million in waste, fraud and abuse.
For a copy of the follow-up report, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/093013/13f11.pdf
The original audit can be found at: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/sept11/092811.htm