- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal inspector general says Maryland improperly billed Medicaid for services in hundreds of thousands of cases involving the developmentally disabled and the state owes the federal government more than $34 million.

The Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/1TiUGCp ) reports that the audit being released Tuesday found that the state allowed many who did not qualify for “add-on” services, such as physical therapy and overnight help, to receive them.

The report covers a three-year period beginning in 2010. Maryland billed the federal government nearly $582 million from mid-2010 to mid-2013 for residential services for those with developmental disabilities, including $179 for add-on services.

In response to an earlier draft of the audit report Maryland officials blamed confusion over requirements for the services on a grammatical error in its agreement with the federal government.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com


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