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Audit disputes school Medicaid claims

The N
June 9th, 2006

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 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 the state pays back $52,309,697 of the $101 million it made in claims during a three-year period… (Note: This site requires free registration.)

Audit disputes school Medicaid claims

The New York Times
June 9th, 2006

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 state pay back $52,309,697 of the $101 million it made in claims during a three-year period… (Note: This site requires free registration.)

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