Oklahoma health officials say the agency has implemented procedures to ensure that every hospital under its supervision is Medicaid certified, a measure made necessary after a recent government oversight is expected to cost the state more than $6 million.
The state penalty comes from a federal audit last month finding Children's Recovery Center, a state-owned mental health and psychiatric facility in Norman, was inappropriately reimbursed for $6,209,502 in Medicaid services from January 2006 to December 2010.
According to the documents, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority incorrectly believed the center was in compliance. In fact, CRC "did not participate in Medicare and was not accredited as a hospital by a CMS-approved organization at any time during the audit period."
SEE THE AUDIT, OHCA RESPONSE (http://bit.ly/OHCAaudit)
In addition, the facility was "never specially surveyed to demonstrate compliance with the special Medicare CoP."
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