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Report faults Medicaid patient cost in New York’s residential centers for the developmentally disabled

ALBANY — New York’s residential centers for the developmentally disabled cost Medicaid about $1.9 million a year for each patient, and federal overpayments that total $15 billion since 1990 should end immediately, according to a congressional oversight committee.

In a report this week, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the overpayments represent “massive waste,” are likely illegal and should stop immediately. The report also faulted lax oversight.

“Overwhelming evidence suggests that the federal government has failed to question New York state’s excessive developmental center payment rates adequately,” the report said. “Given the extraordinarily dire federal budget situation, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ failure to prevent the massive Medicaid overpayments flowing to New York state’s developmental centers needs to be corrected immediately.”

See on www.timesunion.com

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