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The New York Medicaid system paid $60,000 for sex offenders, erectile dysfunction medications: audit

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The New York state Medicaid system found to be false a million dollars for the treatment of erectile dysfunction over a period of six years peeled almost, with more than 60,000 dollars go in the direction of the registered sex offenders are excluded from services met.

The figures came from a national test, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported. The audit States that between 1. April 2012 and 1. July 2018, the state improperly paid $933,594 for “medicines, procedures, and supplies for the treatment of ED,” even if state and Federal laws prohibit Medicaid payments for ED treatments like Viagra.

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“There are clear rules, which covers the terms of Medicaid when it is said the erectile dysfunction drugs,” State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a statement. “And pay for sex offenders to get the already committed terrible crimes, these drugs should never be lost in the bureaucratic administration of the program.”

Medicaid funds may only be spent on ED drugs if there is a additional FDA-approved use, and the drugs are meant for other use. New York law has even stricter bans, when it comes to registered sex offenders, provided that no Medicaid funding, which to you for, ED-related medications or treatment.

According to the state audit, 47 sex offenders (30 of them were classified as level 2 or 3 offender) benefits from Medicaid, aid for ED treatment, in the amount of $63,301.

The New York State Health Department said that it “finds strongly agree with the Comptroller’s conclusions”, that ED drugs are also used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions.

“In these cases, we will thoroughly check the sex offender registry to prevent sex offenders from receiving drugs that could treatment of ED/SD,” the health Department said, according to the Democrat & Chronicle.

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DiNapoli’s audit, however, found that more often than not, are Medicaid recipients’ sex-offender Status were not checked properly by the right Erectile dysfunction Verification System.

The Ministry of health has acknowledged that a total of maybe $ 8,000 in payments, during the period of examination, that raised flags, but that was with a budget of more than $60 billion per year.

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