Tag Archives: HHS Departmental Appeals Board

Sneak Preview: Pa. Agency’s Medicaid Training Costs Disallowed

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Departmental Appeals Board recently upheld a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ruling to disallow more than $3…

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Sneak Preview: Appeals Board Upholds Rhode Island TANF Penalty

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) State agencies should be aware that they may face penalties if it is determined that they are violating Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program requirements for failing…

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Sneak Preview: Disallowance Reversed for Massachusetts Medicaid Claim

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services successfully overturned much of a prior disallowance from the Department of Health and Human Services for Medicaid reimbursements, winning…

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Sneak Preview: Arkansas Nonprofit Must Repay Embezzled Funds

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) An Arkansas organization receiving federal grant funds is obligated to repay $345,000 in embezzled funds even when a change in its accounting systems no longer has records…

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Sneak Preview: Financial Statement Errors Cost Ga. Agency $90M

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) States that seek federal Medicaid reimbursement should be aware of the program’s two-year reimbursement deadline, and should not rely on the argument that making an “erroneous credit”…

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Sneak Preview: Board Rules Indiana Lacked Data on TANF Estimates

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) States estimating their reimbursements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families services should understand how to establish reasonable estimates and how to determine which expenditures are allowable as…

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Sneak Preview: Board Sides With Ohio in Applicable Credits Case

(The following was excerpted from an article in the February issue of the Federal Grant Management Handbook.) Based on a recent Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board ruling, states that can prove that they are adequately managing…

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Sneak Preview: Topeka Followed Severance Law in Head Start Case

(The following is an excerpt from an article in the January 2012 issue of the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Head Start program grantees who can justify that severance pay to former employees is contractually obligated and is proper and reasonable…

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