WILLIAM A. HOWE
LIMITED SCOPE COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION
For the Two Years Ended: June 30, 2009
Summary of Findings:
Total this audit: 1
Total last audit: 2
Repeated from last audit: 1
Release Date: June 29, 2010
State of Illinois, Office of the Auditor General
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, AUDITOR GENERAL
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• The Center was decertified as a provider of Medicare and Medicaid in 2007 and is scheduled to close in 2010.
FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
DECERTIFICATION OF CENTER AS MEDICARE SERVICES PROVIDER
The Howe Developmental Center was decertified as a provider of Medicare and Medicaid services in March, 2007. The Center’s attempts to regain certification were not successful and the State of Illinois directed that the facility cease operations. The Center is scheduled to close in May, 2010. (Finding 1, page 9)
Department officials agreed with our recommendation that given the direction by the State that the facility cease operations, the Center orderly conclude its business – transferring patients and staff, preserving State records and property, and terminating nonessential contracts and leases.
We conducted a compliance attestation examination of the Center as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act. The Center’s accounting records will be covered by the audit of the entire Department of Human Services. Financial statements for the Department will be presented in that report.
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General
SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS
Our special assistant auditors were Duffner & Company, P.C.