New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Affiliation Agreement with the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has an affiliation agreement between its Kings County Hospital Center and the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. The agreement requires Downstate Medical Center to provide Kings County Hospital with a certain number of full-time equivalent physicians and be reimbursed up to $15.7 million annually for the services of these physicians. In audit report 2006-N-19, we examined the reimbursements made under this agreement and found that Downstate Medical Center was providing the physicians required by the agreement and that the time worked by those physicians was supported by time records. However, we found these services were not being reimbursed in full accordance with the agreement. When we followed up on these matters, we found that HHC officials have made progress in correcting the problems we identified.

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