Inspector general investigating whether disabled overbilled
South Carolina’s inspector general says he is launching an investigation into whether disabled residents are being overcharged for their care.
His inquiry comes after a former commissioner for the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs went public with allegations that several of the agency’s providers were incorrectly charging disabled clients for rent in group homes. Deborah McPherson says providers are not properly crediting federal housing subsidies to clients’ accounts.
Special Needs spokeswoman Lois Park Mole says the agency is hiring an outside accounting firm to review local disability boards’ billing. She says residents will be reimbursed for any overpayments.
Governor’s schedule, activities
Gov. Nikki Haley’s schedule for this week includes a lot of attention to the Charleston area, expected to play a key role in determining who is elected S.C. governor in November. Haley’s publicly announced schedule, released Tuesday by her staff, is:
According to her staff, Haley’s activities last week included: