A state audit has found the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services paid Medicaid health providers too much.
The News & Observer of Raleigh report
says the annual audit of federally funded programs in the agency found several problem areas. DHHS says it has corrected or will fix them all.
The audit found in a sample of 280 Medicaid claims, 65 of them were paid in error or not properly documented. The state overpaid Medicaid providers $440,000, of which the federal government paid nearly $290,000. The state has a $13 billion Medicaid program where the federal government pays about two-thirds of the costs
The report also found problems with vocational rehabilitation payments and grant payments to local mental health offices for substance-abuse treatment.