The New York Times reports that according to a federal audit, New Jersey school districts improperly charged Medicaid over $51 million in claims for special education programs. The school districts were either not able to prove thousands of speech and physical therapy sessions were necessary or were not able to show that the sessions were provided by qualified practitioners. Additionally, schools charged the government over $1 million in unverified transportation claims. The audit accuses New Jersey Department of Human Services officials of doing to little to monitor how local districts sought funding, and recommends that the...
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