Transport company for Medicaid clients accused of being overpaid


YOUNGSTOWN

A local transportation company for Medicaid clients has disputed the state auditor’s finding that it received overpayments.

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office performed a Medicaid examination of Angel Carriers of Youngstown this summer and found 785 errors in a sample of 687 transportation services from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2014, which led to Medicaid overpayments totaling $458,083.

The overpayment amount plus interest of $28,755.69 is equal to $486,838.69 owed to the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

The auditor’s office released the report, dated July 25, on Tuesday.

“Angel Carriers has not sought nor received Medicaid reimbursement for services not rendered or for ineligible clients or ineligible services,” reads a letter to the state auditor’s office from Natalie Riley Rodway, owner of Angel Carriers. “Angel Carriers disputes any overpayment on that basis.”

Angel Carriers, located at 1142 E. Midlothian Blvd. on the city’s South Side, was formed in 2007, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.

The auditor examined Angel Carriers to see if it was in compliance with Medicaid requirements for driver qualifications, service documentations and service authorization for nonemergency medical transportation.

Read more about the situation in Wednesday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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