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1 Program Integrity in Medicare and Medicaid Commonwealth of VirginiaMarch 5, 2012 Dr William A Hazel Jr. M.D. Secretary of Health and Human Resources.

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1 1 Program Integrity in Medicare and Medicaid Commonwealth of VirginiaMarch 5, 2012 Dr William A Hazel Jr. M.D. Secretary of Health and Human Resources

2 2 The Scope of Virginia Medicaid n Nationally, over $366 billion spent (federal and state) on 59.5 million recipients –Virginias Medicaid budget is forecast to spend $6.7 billion federal and State) in SFY 2012 (current fiscal year) –Average Monthly enrollment (Medicaid-only) more than 800K recipients (an additional 100K+ with CHIP) –Expected increase in enrollment of between percent under PPACA –The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS - the state Medicaid agency) processes upwards of 33 million claims for medical services (FFS + encounters) in any given year

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4 4 Integrity Resources in Virginia n Virginia conducts extensive prepayment review… –Prior authorization –Claim Check n …and post-payment data mining / audit –During last two fiscal years, over 1000 providers have been reviewed through a combination of 50 full-time staff and (currently) four national firms under contract Contractors conduct 70% of audits / internal staff 30% Over $40 million (last two fiscal years) identified through this process as potential overpayment n DMAS has achieved a 97% success rate for audit finding on appeal

5 5 Recent Federal Efforts to Address Program Integrity n Payment Error Rate Measurement –Concerns with the implications of eligibility error rates and their accuracy as related to actual improper payment versus technical error n Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC) –Still requires considerable State resources to facilitate these auditors on state-specific policies and procedures, as well as reconsideration of findings on appeal. To date recovery amounts have been minimal. n Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) –Resource concerns as with MIC –Concerns with contingency-based auditing and the impact of this additional program on existing audit plans n Medicaid Integrity Institute (MII) –Has been a great resource for State program integrity staff

6 Enterprise Efforts n Virginias enterprise efforts –Support applicable parts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) n Enterprise components for Fraud Prevention –Single customer portal for application intake and prescreening for all Social Service programs –Enterprise Data Management product Person and organization index Person data populated by Social Services and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Integrated with automated birth and death registry services –Commonwealth Authentication Service Joint development between HHR and DMV Integrated with Enterprise Data Management services –Other commercial services Address, phone, and verification n Customer portal fraud prevention: –Commonwealth Authentication Service ensures each user is authenticated Provide a high degree of assurance that the person is who they say they are –Address, phone, and verification ensures valid information is input 6

7 7 MFCU Partnership n In Virginia, suspected cases of fraud are referred to our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) established at the Office of the Attorney General –114 cases referred from DMAS over the past two years –$25 million in recoveries (SFYs 09 & 10) n DMAS and MFCU have a very collaborative working relationship which has been identified as a best practice n The MFCU continues to expand its resources, which should further enhance fraud detection efforts

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