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“Young Adult Institute” Accused of Inflating Expense Reports to Medicaid by $18 Million

by Andrew Barr on January 19, 2011

A New York disability services provider, Young Adult Institute, settled allegations in January 2011 that they inflated expense reports to Medicaid. According to the state Attorney General’s office, the Young Adult Institute has inflated the expenses on its annual budget report since at least 1999. The Young Adult Institute will repay Medicaid $11 million for submitting claims that were allegedly inflated and for services that were never rendered. Young Adult denied any wrongdoing.

According to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the Young Adult Institute, the state’s largest provider of residential services, for a decade inflated expenses reported for reimbursement, including allocating some employee costs to sites and programs where they never worked. The yearlong investigation followed a whistleblower complaint. About $11 million will be returned to the state Medicaid program.

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