Department of Health

Montrose Veterans Home: Vendor Interest Payments

The Department of Health operates the New York State Veterans’ Home at Montrose, a health care facility for veterans and their dependents. Under the Prompt Payment Law, vendors may receive interest on their payments from the State when the payments are not timely. We examined the untimely payments made by the Veterans Homs at Montrose over a two-year period to determine whether the interest payments were avoidable. We found that the interest payments were avoidable, and recommended actions that could be taken by the Home to avoid such payments in the future. We noted that the Home did take some steps to avoid such payments in the second year we reviewed, and as a result, interest payments declined by 72 percent in that year.

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