For Immediate Release
March 21, 2018; 11:00am
DPHSS Release No. 2018-024
Public Health and St. Dominic’s continue ongoing Audit
Funding of Medically Indigent Program to St. Dominic’s Senior Care Home has not been interrupted, though there is an ongoing audit for eligibility.
St. Dominic’s Senior Care Home provides residential services around the clock to man’amko. Some of the clients are covered by both Medicaid and Medically Indigent Program (MIP). The Bureau of Health Care Financing Administration, a division of the Dept. of Public Health and Social Services, oversees the Medicaid and MIP programs. The Bureau conducted an audit this past week at St. Dominic’s Senior Care Home facility to determine if services rendered to Medicaid MIP and clients were appropriate.
We communicated the preliminary findings to the provider and unfortunately the results were misinterpreted, said Teresita Gumataotao, the MIP Administrator.
Theresa Arcangel, Chief Administrator of the Division of Public Welfare, also met with Sr. Manaloto of St. Dominic's to discuss the process of audit findings and what steps need to be taken to address the findings.
Public Health’s mission is to ensure compliance with programs facilitated by the agency. We are committed to the process and will continue working with the St. Dominic’s administration.