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Nor'easter to Bring a Heavy to Major Snowfall Monday Night into Tuesday Night

A major Nor'easter is expected to develop south of New England Monday night, potentially getting stuck near Cape Cod into Tuesday before moving away Tuesday night.  This storm will bring heavy snow and gusty wind at times causing blowing and drifting snow, potential whiteout conditions at times leading to dangerous travel late Monday night through Tuesday.  Snow accumulations of 10" to 20" will be possible, especially in the Hudson valley and across western New England with amounts up to 10" in the Mohawk valley and western Catskills.   

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Federal audit faults NY Medicaid claim rate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal auditors say New York should repay $60.8 million in Medicaid reimbursement for unallowable costs for room and board for taking care of developmentally disabled people.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says repairs, maintenance, utilities, and property-related costs should have been excluded in calculating Medicaid payment rates at state-operated residences.

The audit recommends the state Health Department refund the $60.8 million federal share of those costs.

Auditors say the department should ensure that the state's Office for People With Developmental Disabilities excludes all those unallowable room-and-board costs from its rates.

Health Department spokesman Bill Schwarz says they disagree with the finding and believe the methodology for setting rates, in place since 1998 and revised in 2010, complies with the Medicaid requirements.
 
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