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Report Summary
Department of Human Services

Programs Selected for

Fiscal Year 1994 Statewide Audit;

 

Public Release Date: April 28, 1995 No. 95-15

Objectives:

Review Internal Control Structure: Various state and federal grants/aids.

Test compliance with certain finance-related provisions.

Conclusions:

We found two areas where the internal control structure needed improvement:

  • The Department of Human Services encountered problems in processing Medicare and suspense file claims in the transition to the MMIS II computer system.
  • The department has not prepared sufficient documentation of the MMIS II operational edits or systems maintenance.

We found one area where the department had not complied with finance-related legal provisions:

  • The department is not in compliance with Minn. Stat. Section 256B.27, Subd. 2a. The law requires the department to annually perform on-site audits of at least 25 percent of nursing home participants as vendors of medical assistance. The department is planning to seek an amendment to this statutory provision in 1996.

 

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