A Port Washington nursing home will repay $470,367 in
Medicaid money after an audit revealed that the facility had billed the state for items having nothing to do with patient care, according to the state’s Office of the Medicaid Inspector.
The Sands Point Center for Health and Rehabilitation billed for "disallowed costs associated with automobiles and other vehicles not related to patient care and instead determined that the cars were for the personal use of members of the facility's management," according to an audit by the state’s agency.
Auto insurance payments associated with the vehicles were disallowed, the audit revealed. Auditors also found mortgages expenses that could not be verified.
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