Library health fair tonight
The Seaford District Library will host a Children's Health Fair Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., featuring Sunshine the Clown. The fair, funded by the FACES Foundation, will conduct hearing and sight screenings and provide information about health and safety issues that affect children. For more information, call Donna at 629-2524. The library is at 402 Porter St., Seaford.
Mammography screening set
Nanticoke Senior Center is hosting an on-site screening with the Mammography of Delaware Van Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. To make an appointment or for further information, call 629-4939.
HIV testing available
The SHARP Center, 107B South St., Rehoboth, is an HIV/AIDS resource center available to educators, the community and those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Books, audio-cassettes and videos may be borrowed at no charge. Free, anonymous HIV testing is offered by appointment six days a week. No appointments are necessary on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. For details, call 644-1094.
Wagner finds Medicaid payments for deceased recipients
R. Thomas Wagner, Jr., Delaware State Auditor of Accounts, announces that a join audit performed by his office and the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General found that the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services overpaid medicaid managed care providers and other health care providers a total of $364,019 on behalf of recipients who were deceased.
Wagner said, "Prior to our audit the Department of Health and Social Services had taken some steps to identify such overpayments, but those steps were not completely effective. As a result, the department continued to pay Medicaid providers for services rendered on behalf of deceased recipients."
The audit report cited four key internal control vulnerabilities that led to the overpayments. To some extend, this was caused by ineffective data sharing of the source date of death information. In most cases, the department had the information that the recipient was deceased, but that data was not processed properly to prevent the overpayments.