As reported at last week’s Inter-Agency Council meeting, OPWDD will be auditing all agencies receiving OPWDD waiver funding. The audits will focus on the 2011 and 2012 years and will utilize protocols and extrapolation methodologies similar to those being utilized by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. It was reported that OPWDD will be selecting samples of approximately 100 individuals and will be looking at different services received by the selected individuals. No definitive timeline for these audits was provided.
Links to OMIG Protocols are listed below:
Links to OPWDD audit protocols are listed below:
We recommend that if you have any OPWDD waiver programs you perform a pre-audit to ensure that you understand your exposure when OPWDD comes in.
We are here to help you. If you have any questions or need any help preparing for an OPWDD or other audit, please do not hesitate to call Ken Cerini, Partner, at 631-868-1103.
Kenneth R. Cerini, CPA, CFP, FABFA
Ken is the Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP and is the executive responsible for the administration of our not-for-profit and educational provider practice groups. In addition to his extensive audit experience, Ken has been directly involved in providing consulting services for nonprofits and educational facilities of all sizes throughout New York State in such areas as cost reporting, financial analysis, Medicaid compliance, government audit representation, rate maximization, board training, budgeting and forecasting, and more.